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  • The Afterlife Surveyby Maureen Milliken

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 18.95

    Is there life after death? It depends on who you ask...It happens to all of us, yet...what happens when we die? Are we reincarnated? Do we go to heaven? Is death the end of everything? Or do our souls pass on to another life? Do we even have souls? These are the questions humans have wrestled with since the dawn of mankind. We've heard answers from... more...

  • Global Shiftby Edmund J. Bourne; Matthew Gilbert

    New Harbinger Publications 2009; US$ 21.95

    Global Shift describes a major shift in consciousness that has emerged from the efforts of the many people working to solve the systemic problems plaguing our world today, such as climate change, poverty, and disease. Author Edmund Bourne presents a call to actions we can implement in our daily lives, such as voluntary simplicity, caring for our... more...

  • Tomorrow's Islam: The Power of Progress and Moderation Where Two Worlds Meetby Geraldine Doogue

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 17.77

    September 11. Bali. Iraq. The threat of extremism has made many in the Western world fearful of Islam. But should they be? Geraldine Doogue and Peter Kirkwood set out to ask the hard questions. Originating from the acclaimed ABC television Compass special of the same name, Tomorrow's Islam is a thoughtful and highly accessible insight into Islam from... more...

  • Disenchanting Indiaby Johannes Quack

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 38.99

    India is frequently represented as the quintessential land of religion. Johannes Quack challenges this representation through an examination of the contemporary Indian rationalist movement, which affirms the values and attitudes of atheism, humanism, or free-thinking. Quack shows the rationalists' emphasis on maintaining links to atheism and materialism... more...

  • When Religion Becomes Evilby Charles Kimball

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Puritan Islamby Barry A. Vann

    Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 12.99

    In this unique analysis of Muslim population shifts in the Western world, geographer Barry A. Vann provides fresh insights into the theological factors that play into these demographic trends. Vann examines the ?imagined geographies? of Muslims with a puritan orientation. People with this mind-set are little inclined to accept a pluralistic, multicultural,... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 149.99

    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...

  • Cities of Godby Rodney Stark

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    How did the preaching of a peasant carpenter from Galilee spark a movement that would grow to include over two billion followers? Who listened to this "good news," and who ignored it? Where did Christianity spread, and how? Based on quantitative data and the latest scholarship, preeminent scholar and journalist Rodney Stark presents new and startling... more...

  • Dying for Heavenby Ariel Glucklich

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In Dying for Heaven , Georgetown scholar and advisor to the defense community Ariel Glucklich explains the religious motivation of terrorism. This provocative work of political science argues that the very best qualities of religion?its ability to make people feel good and bring them together?are in fact its most dangerous. Glucklich, author of Sacred... more...

  • ISLAM AND OTHER RELIGIONSby Irfan Omar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This collection of essays assesses various dimensions of dialogue between Islam and other religions, especially Christianity. This book celebrates the work of Professor Mahmoud Ayoub and reflects the themes that are central in his scholarship spanned over the last three decades and which are more relevant than ever at the inauguration of the twenty-first... more...