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  • God Is Not Oneby Stephen Prothero

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.29

    In God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World , New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. Delving into the different... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violenceby Mark Juergensmeyer; Margo Kitts; Michael Jerryson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 49.99

    Violence has always played a part in the religious imagination, from symbols and myths to legendary battles, from colossal wars to the theater of terrorism. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence surveys intersections between religion and violence throughout history and around the world. The forty original essays in this volume include overviews... more...

  • Sacred Mattersby Gary Laderman

    New Press, The 2009; US$ 17.95

    Widely praised in hardcover as a fascinating and important addition to religious and cultural studies, Sacred Matters reveals the remarkable ways that religious practices permeate American cultural life. In a country where references to God are as normal as proclaiming love of country, support for the military, or security for the nation?s children,... more...

  • When Religion Becomes Evilby Charles Kimball

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, leading religion and Middle East expert Charles Kimball shows how all religious traditions are susceptible to these basic corruptions and why only authentic faith can prevent such evil. The Five Warning Signs of Corruption in Religion 1. Absolute Truth Claims 2. Blind Obedience 3. Establishing the... more...

  • The Analects of Confuciusby Roger T. Ames

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    "To quietly persevere in storing up what is learned, to continue studying without respite, to instruct others without growing weary--is this not me?" --Confucius Confucius is recognized as China's first and greatest teacher, and his ideas have been the fertile soil in which the Chinese cultural tradition has flourished. Now, here is a translation... more...

  • The Exorcism Stories in Luke-Actsby Todd Klutz

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    This 2004 book situates the Lukan exorcism stories within the cultural contexts of both Judaism and popular belief. more...

  • Christians under Coversby Kelsy Burke

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Christians under Covers shifts how scholars and popular media talk about religious conservatives and sex. Moving away from debates over homosexuality, premarital sex, and other perceived sexual sins, Kelsy Burke examines Christian sexuality websites to show how some evangelical Christians use digital media to promote the idea that God wants married,... more...

  • Oh, Your God!by Joshua Kelly

    Pitchstone Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    This book is not just for atheists but for antitheists?for people who celebrated the writing of Christopher Hitchens and miss his voice   Making the provocative assertion that the entire enterprise of organized religion is a thing for which the world and our species would have been better without, Oh, Your God! follows in the footsteps of the... more...

  • Yearning to Belongby John Paul Healy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Cutting across three areas of interest within New Religious Movements - insider perspectives, sociology of religion and the helping professions - this book explores insiders' experience of the Indian Guru-disciple Yogic tradition and is authored by a former member of that tradition. Highlighting the rich spiritual experience of devotees of Guru-disciple... more...

  • Seeking Good Debateby Michael S. Evans

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Why do religion and science often appear in conflict in America?s public sphere? In  Seeking Good Debate , Michael S. Evans examines the results from the first-ever study to combine large-scale empirical analysis of some of our foremost religion and science debates with in-depth research into what Americans actually want in the public sphere. The surprising... more...