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  • God Is Not Oneby Stephen Prothero

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.39

    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...

  • Society without Godby Phil Zuckerman

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    ?Silver? Winner of the 2008 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, Religion Category Before he began his recent travels, it seemed to Phil Zuckerman as if humans all over the globe were ?getting religion??praising deities, performing holy rites, and soberly defending the world from sin. But most residents of Denmark and Sweden, he found, don?t... more...

  • Beyond Beliefby Jenna Miscavige Hill; Lisa Pulitzer

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief , she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org?the church's highest ministry, speaks of her "disconnection" from... more...

  • Beyond Fundamentalismby Reza Aslan

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    The wars in the Middle East have become religious wars in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked America on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting in the name of God. According to award-winning writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan, the United States, by infusing... more...

  • Post-Hindu Indiaby Kancha Ilaiah

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 34.95

    Kancha Ilaiah, the author of the best selling book Why I am Not a Hindu , pens a thought-provoking critique of Brahmanism and the caste system in India, while anticipating the death of Hinduism as a direct consequence of, what he says is, its anti-scientific and anti-nationalistic stand. This work challenges Hinduism`s interpretation of history, with... more...

  • Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient Worldby John G. Gager

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 43.99

    In the ancient Greco-Roman world, it was common practice to curse or bind an enemy or rival by writing an incantation on a tablet and dedicating it to a god or spirit. These curses or binding spells, commonly called defixiones were intended to bring other people under the power and control of those who commissioned them. More than a thousand such... more...

  • A Rumor of Angelsby Peter 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...

  • The Greening of Protestant Thoughtby Robert Booth Fowler

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    The Greening of Protestant Thought traces the increasing influence of environmentalism on American Protestantism since the first Earth Day, which took place in 1970. Robert Booth Fowler explores the extent to which ecological concerns permeate Protestant thought and examines contemporary controversies within and between mainline and fundamentalist... more...