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  • Killing Jesusby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 30.99

    Millions of readers have thrilled to bestselling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln , page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus... more...

  • The God Delusionby Richard Dawkins

    Transworld 2009; US$ 14.09

    The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized,... more...

  • Why You Think the Way You Doby Glenn S. Sunshine; Charles Colson

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 11.99

    This authoritative, accessible survey traces the development of the worldviews that underpin the Western world. It demonstrates how Christianity transformed pagan Roman culture into one that established virtually all the positive aspects of Western civilization. It uniquely discusses Western worldviews as a continuous narrative instead of simply cataloguing... more...

  • Holy Harlotsby Kelly E. Hayes

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 43.95

    Holy Harlots examines the intersections of social marginality, morality, and magic in contemporary Brazil by analyzing the beliefs and religious practices related to the Afro-Brazilian spirit entity Pomba Gira. Said to be the disembodied spirit of an unruly harlot, Pomba Gira is a controversial figure in Brazil. Devotees maintain that Pomba Gira... 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...

  • 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...