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  • What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't Say) about Sexby Matthew O'Neil

    Pitchstone Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    A biblically based counter to the arguments made by the Christian right in debates over gay marriage, women's rights, contraception, and abortion   People are constantly judged for their sexual choices, their frequency of sexual activity, their selection of partners, and their decisions regarding birth control, and much of this judgment stems... more...

  • Contesting Post-Racialismby R. Drew Smith; William Ackah; Anthony G. Reddie; Rothney S. Tshaka

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 65.00

    Through the window of congregations, the landscape within churches after racial conflict more...

  • Religion in Societyby Ronald L. Johnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.80

    For junior/senior-level courses in Religion and Society in departments of Sociology and Religious Studies. Using an unbiased, balanced approach, the 8th edition of this text puts religion in its social context by discussing the impact of society on religion and helps students understand the role and function of religion in society that occur regardless... more...

  • Religious Diversity Today: Experiencing Religion in the Contemporary World [3 volumes]by Jean-Guy Goulet; Liam Murphy; Anastasia Panagakos

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 194.00

    Why is human suffering and the existence of evil part of the human experience? How does religious doctrine establish one's identity? In what ways does religion interact with and shape the social order? This thought-provoking work ponders these questions and explores the concept of religion from various perspectives: as a tool for self and community-based... more...

  • Far-Right Fantasyby James Aho

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Far-Right Fantasy is a straight-forward, jargon-free study of contemporary American right-wing extremism. Accessible to both professional and lay audiences, it allows activists to speak for themselves in their own words. It takes the self-announced religious motivations of extremists seriously, and illustrates this by citing numerous cases of radical... more...

  • Oh, Your God!by Joshua Kelly

    Pitchstone Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    This book is not just for atheists but for antitheists?for people who celebrated the writing of Christopher Hitchens and miss his voice   Making the provocative assertion that the entire enterprise of organized religion is a thing for which the world and our species would have been better without, Oh, Your God! follows in the footsteps of the... more...

  • Middle of Nowhereby Sara M. Patterson

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    In Middle of Nowhere Sara M. Patterson argues that Leonard Knight was a spiritual descendant of the early Christian desert ascetics who escaped to the desert in order to experience God more fully. more...

  • Christians under Coversby Kelsy Burke

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Christians under Covers shifts how scholars and popular media talk about religious conservatives and sex. Moving away from debates over homosexuality, premarital sex, and other perceived sexual sins, Kelsy Burke examines Christian sexuality websites to show how some evangelical Christians use digital media to promote the idea that God wants married,... more...

  • Divine Hierarchiesby Sean McCloud

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    Placing the neglected issue of class back into the study and understanding of religion, Sean McCloud reconsiders the meaning of class in today's world. More than a status grounded in material conditions, says McCloud, class is also an identity rhetorically and symbolically made and unmade through representations. It entails relationships, identifications,... more...

  • Yearning to Belongby John Paul Healy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Cutting across three areas of interest within New Religious Movements - insider perspectives, sociology of religion and the helping professions - this book explores insiders' experience of the Indian Guru-disciple Yogic tradition and is authored by a former member of that tradition. Highlighting the rich spiritual experience of devotees of Guru-disciple... more...