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  • Myths, Models and Paradigmsby Ian G. Barbour

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 9.99

    Scientist and philosophers have more in common than might first appear, especially when the language used in the two disciplines receives a closer scrutiny, Ian G. Barbour treats three scientific view-points that can clarify the specific nature of religious language. The first theme is the diverse function of language . Science and religion each... more...

  • Myths, Models and Paradigmsby Ian G. Barbour

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Scientist and philosophers have more in common than might first appear, especially when the language used in the two disciplines receives a closer scrutiny, Ian G. Barbour treats three scientific view-points that can clarify the specific nature of religious language. The first theme is the diverse function of language . Science and religion each... more...

  • Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture: Pop Goes the Gospel [3 volumes]by Robert H. Woods

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 194.00

    Evangelical popular culture, often thought to be on the fringes of society, represents a major source of evangelical presence and influence in mainstream American culture. The Passion of the Christ is among the top grossing films of all time, earning more than $370 million in U.S. box office receipts. Evangelical books like The Purpose Driven Life... more...

  • Crescent Moon Risingby Paul L. Williams

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    Forty years ago, Muslims in America were a statistically insignificant minority, numbering fewer than one thousand individuals. By contrast, Islam is today the second-largest and fastest growing religion in America, with more than six million adherents. In Crescent Moon Rising , journalist Paul L. Williams examines the phenomenal rise of Islam in... more...

  • God and His Demonsby Michael Parenti

    Prometheus Books 2010; US$ 11.99

    A thorough and hard-hitting critique that is a must read for anyone interested in the interaction between religion and science. It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic scientists that religion and science have never been in serious conflict. Some even claim that Christianity was responsible for the development... more...

  • There Is No Godby David A. Williamson; George Yancey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 35.99

    There is No God: Atheists in America explores the growing number of atheists in America. While the United States is still a religious nation, there is an increasingly visible number of people who profess faith in no god, and yet, beyond their most famous spokespeople, we know little about this growing group. There is No God draws on national... more...

  • The Sociology of Islamby Bryan S. Turner; Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Taking a thematic approach, Bryan S. Turner draws together his important writings in sociology and Islam which engage with the relationship of Islam and the ideas of Western social thinkers. Turner engages with the broad categories of capitalism, orientalism, modernity, gender, and citizenship among others, as he explores how Muslims adapt to the changing... 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...

  • The Burqa Affair Across Europeby Alessandro Ferrari; Sabrina Pastorelli

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    This book provides a useful comparative perspective on how the issue of wearing the full-face veil or burqa/niqab has been dealt with across a range of European states as well as at European institutional level. In so doing, the work draws a theoretical framework for the place of religion between public and private space. With contributions from leading... more...

  • Islamic Fundamentalism: An Introductionby Lawrence Davidson

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 52.00

    This review of the evolution of Islamic fundamentalism and Western-Muslim relations?from the events of September 11, 2001, to the present day?offers insight into the movement's historical roots and growing contemporary influence. more...