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  • God Is Not Oneby Stephen Prothero

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    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 Marketing of Evilby David Kupelian

    WND Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    Americans have come to tolerate, embrace and even champion many things that would have horrified their parents' generation-from easy divorce and unrestricted abortion-on-demand to extreme body piercing and teaching homosexuality to grade-schoolers. Does that mean today's Americans are inherently more morally confused and depraved than previous... more...

  • Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pieby Ranya Tabari Idliby

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    For many Americans, the words 'American' and 'Muslim' simply do not marry well; for many the combination is an anathema, a contradiction in values, loyalties, and identities. This is the story of one American Muslim family--the story of how, through their lives, their schools, their friends, and their neighbors, they end up living the challenges,... more...

  • Fields of Bloodby Karen Armstrong

    Random House 2014; US$ 39.98

    It is the most persistent myth of our time: religion is the cause of all violence. But history suggests otherwise. Karen Armstrong, former Roman Catholic nun and one of our foremost scholars of religion, speaks out to disprove the link between religion and bloodshed. * Religion is as old as humanity: Fields of Blood goes back to the Stone... more...

  • Travels in the Netherworldby Bryan J Cuevas

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 23.99

    In Travels in the Netherworld, Bryan J. Cuevas examines a fascinating but little-known genre of Tibetan narrative literature about the delok, ordinary men and women who claim to have died, traveled through hell, and then returned from the afterlife. These narratives enjoy audiences ranging from the most sophisticated monastic scholars to pious townsfolk,... more...

  • Earthly Bodies, Magical Selvesby Sarah M. Pike

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Recent decades have seen a revival of paganism, and every summer people gather across the United States to celebrate this increasingly popular religion. Sarah Pike's engrossing ethnography is the outcome of five years attending neo-pagan festivals, interviewing participants, and sometimes taking part in their ceremonies. Earthly Bodies, Magical Selves... 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...

  • Der Untergang des Morgenlandesby Bernard Lewis

    Bastei Entertainment 2014; US$ 8.51

    Die Probleme der islamischen Welt sind unübersehbar, ebenso deren Folgen für den Westen. Mit dieser provokanten Feststellung analysiert Beranard Lewis die historische Entwicklung des Orients - insbesondere des Osmanischen Reiches und seine Nachfolgestaaten: Die einstige Drehscheibe der Kultur, des Fortschritts und der Kunst verlor im Laufe der Geschichte... more...

  • Religionby Gerson Raabe; Alexander Grau

    Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2014; US$ 20.54

    Religion ist wieder Thema. Manche sprechen sogar von einer Rückkehr der Religionen. Solche Prognosen sind allerdings problematisch. Das liegt auch daran, dass der Religionsbegriff selbst unscharf geworden ist, da die christliche Vorstellung von Religion ihren Monopolanspruch verloren hat. Um den Begriff der Religion näherzukommen und in... more...