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  • The Lore of Scotlandby Sophia Kingshill; Jennifer Beatrice Westwood

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions. Their... more...

  • Waking Upby Sam Harris

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00

    For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris?s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans... more...

  • Reverenceby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    This short, elegiac volume makes an impassioned case for the fundamental importance of the forgotten virtue of reverence, and how awe for things greater than oneself can--indeed must--be a touchstone for other virtues like respect, humility, and charity. Ranging widely over diverse cultural terrain--from Philip Larkin to ancient Greek poetry, from... more...

  • Escapeby Carolyn Jessop; Laura Palmer

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman?s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children. When she was eighteen years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger: a man thirty-two years her senior. Merril Jessop already had three wives.... more...

  • In the Skin of a Jihadistby Anna Erelle; Erin Potter

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    A young French journalist?s riveting and unprecedented look at how today?s most ruthless terrorists use social media and technology to reach disaffected youth?witnessed through the undercover investigation that led to her deep involvement with a key member of ISIS. On Facebook, ?Melodie??a twenty-year-old-convert to Islam living with her mother and... more...

  • Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in Americaby Gurinder Singh Mann; Paul Numrich; Raymond Williams

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    This book explores the challenges that Asian immigrants face when their religion--and consequently culture--is "remade in the U.S.A." Peppered with stories of individual people and how they actually live their religion, this informative book gives an overview of each religion's beliefs, a short history of immigration--and discrimination--for each group,... more...

  • Protestant, Catholic, Jewby Will Herberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.99

    Protestant-Catholic-Jew . . . . [It] spoke precisely to the mid-century condition and speaks in still applicable ways to the American condition and, at its best, the human condition." ?Martin E. Marty, from the Introduction "In Protestant-Catholic-Jew Will Herberg has written the most fascinating essay on the religious sociology of America... more...

  • A Rumor of Angelsby Peter L. Berger

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    Influential scholar Peter L. Berger reveals five signs that point to the supernatural and its place in a modern secular society   Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines religion in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of knowledge and its effect on religious belief. Using five signs evident in ordinary... more...

  • The Elementary Forms of the Religious Lifeby Émile Durkheim; Joseph Ward Swain

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    In this 1912 classic, a founder of modern sociology seeks the enduring source of human social identity. Émile Durkheim presents a remarkably accessible examination of animism, naturism, totemism, myth, and ritual. His intriguing views and ultimate conclusion?that the source of religion and morality lies in collective consciousness, rather than in... more...

  • Sociology of Religionby Kevin J. Christiano; Jr. William H. Swatos; Peter Kivisto

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 62.99

    This third edition introduces students to key principles in the sociology of religion?from history and theory to contemporary debates. This edition features new material on the relationships of religion to race and ethnicity, and to gender and sexuality, the perceived rise of both fundamentalism and secularism, global religion, and more. more...