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  • 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...

  • Unconditional Equalityby Ajay Skaria

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Unconditional Equality examines Mahatma Gandhi?s critique of liberal ideas of freedom and equality and his own practice of a freedom and equality organized around religion. It reconceives satyagraha (passive resistance) as a politics that strives for the absolute equality of all beings. Liberal traditions usually affirm an abstract equality centered... more...

  • Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americasby Henry Goldschmidt; Elizabeth McAlister

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 37.99

    The pioneering essays collected in this volume bring critical new perspectives to the interdisciplinary study of racial, national, and religious identities. The authors demonstrate that one cannot study these categories of identity formation in isolation, but must instead examine the ways each intersects with-and ultimately helps construct-the others.... more...

  • The Invention of Satanismby Asbjorn Dyrendal; James R. Lewis; Jesper Aa. Petersen

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Written by three experts in the field, The Invention of Satanism examines contemporary religious Satanism as the product of historical, ideological, and social processes. more...

  • Narratives of Sorrow and Dignityby Bardwell L. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    Bardwell L. Smith offers a fresh perspective on mizuko kuy? , the Japanese ceremony performed to bring solace to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. more...

  • The Art of Living Foundationby Stephen Jacobs

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    The Hindu-derived meditation movement, The Art of Living (AOL), founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore, has grown into a global organization which claims presence in more than 150 countries. Stephen Jacobs presents the first comprehensive study of AOL as an important transnational movement and an alternative global spirituality. Exploring... more...

  • Violence and New Religious Movementsby James R. Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    Violence involving alternative religions has long been a topic of intense public interest. This volume examines the famous incidents of murder and suicide concerning Jonestown, Heaven's Gate, AUM Shinrikyo, the Branch Davidians, and the Solar Temple, and other, less prominent new religions. This collection of essays represents the culmination of decades... more...

  • Teaching New Religious Movementsby David G. Bromley

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 33.99

    Since its inception around 1970, the study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) has gradually evolved into an established multidisciplinary area of study. At the same time, both the movements and the scholars who study them have been the subjects of intense controversy. In this volume, a group of senior NRM scholars who have been instrumental in the development... more...

  • To Change the Worldby James Davison Hunter

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Christians from every tradition have long desired to change the world for the better, a desire with roots in biblical and theological reasoning. Unquestionably Christians today are no less well-intentioned and no less motivated to do good than in times past. But even taking their aspirations and intentions at face value, argues James Hunter, the implicit... more...

  • Religion and the New Immigrantsby Michael W. Foley; Dean R. Hoge

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 30.99

    The explosive growth of the immigrant population since the 1960s has raised concerns about its impact on public life, but only recently have scholars begun to ask how religion affects the immigrant experience in our society. In Religion and the New Immigrants , Michael W. Foley and Dean R. Hoge assess the role of local worship communities in promoting... more...