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  • 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 Woods

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 194.00

    This three-volume collection demonstrates the depth and breadth of evangelical Christians' consumption, critique, and creation of popular culture, and how evangelical Christians are both influenced by?and influence?mainstream popular culture, covering comic books to movies to social media. 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...

  • Crescent Moon Risingby Paul L. Williams

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    Informative and at times controversial, this book examines the rise of Islam in American and clearly shows it will be a force to reckon with for some time. In 1975, Leo Rosten published his Religions of America, an exhaustive compilation of statistical information on every major and minor group of believers in the country. In retrospect, it may seem... more...

  • God and His Demonsby Michael Parenti; Dan Barker

    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...

  • Sexual Misconduct and the Future of Mega-Churches: How Large Religious Organizations Go Astrayby Glenn Starks

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 37.00

    Why have multiple mega-church leaders?Ted Haggard and Bishop Eddie Long, for example?committed acts of sexual misconduct? This book discusses the reasons in depth and examines how these acts are impacting the future of megachurches. 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...

  • God's Harvardby Hanna Rosin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    Since 2000, America?s most ambitious young evangelicals have been making their way to Patrick Henry College, a small Christian school just outside the nation?s capital. Most of them are homeschoolers whose idealism and discipline put the average American teenager to shame. And God?s Harvard grooms these students to be the elite of tomorrow, dispatching... more...