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  • Judaismby Israel Abrahams

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    Israel Abrahams (1858 - 1925) was an eminent Anglo-Jewish scholar of Judaism. He was a well-educated man who lectured on secular as well as Jewish topics. A passionate scholar, community man and lay preacher, he wrote on Literature, Jewish life and prayer. He became reader of Talmudics at Cambridge in 1902. more...

  • Understanding Religion and Popular Cultureby Terry Ray Clark; Dan W. Clanton Jr.

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95

    This introductory text provides students with a 'toolbox' of approaches for analyzing religion and popular culture. It encourages readers to think critically about the ways in which popular cultural practices and products, especially those considered as forms of entertainment, are laden with religious ideas, themes, and values. The chapters feature... more...

  • The Religious Otherby Alon Goshen-Gottstein; Vincent J. Cornell; Alon Goshen-Gottstein; Richard P. Hayes; Jonathan Sacks; Deepak Sarma; Stephen W. Sykes; Hsin Tao; Ashok Vohra

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book presents a comparative view of five religious traditions' resources for developing a positive appreciation for the religious other. Moving from hostility to theological hospitality and seeking the flourishing of the religious other, these traditions can offer the finest teachings on otherness and provide much needed alternatives to common... more...

  • Sociological Theory: Pretence and Possibilityby Keith Dixon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1973, this book is concerned with the question of whether Sociology is, or ought to be, a theoretical science. Keith Dixon argues that the pretence to the theoretical is a hindrance to the development of the field of Sociology, which devalues significant empirical work by giving status to research findings only in so far as they... more...

  • Ritual and Belief in Morocco: Vol. Iby Edward Westermarck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    Between the years of 1898 and 1926, Edward Westermarck spent a total of seven years in Morocco, visiting towns and tribes in different parts of the country, meeting local people and learning about their language and culture; his findings are noted in this two-volume set, first published in 1926. Alongside extensive reference material, including Westermarck?s... more...

  • International Bibliography of Sikh Studiesby Rajwant Singh Chilana

    Springer 2006; US$ 329.00

    Lists more than 10,000 English-language publications, including books, composite works, journal articles, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations, project reports, and electronic resources produced in the field of Sikh Studies. This work contains sections on subjects such as Sikh gurus, Sikh philosophy, Sikh politics and Sikh religion. more...

  • Waking Upby Sam Harris

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.00

    For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris?s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From multiple New York Times bestselling author, neuroscientist, and ?new atheist? Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no... more...

  • The Many Altars of Modernityby Peter L. Berger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book is the summation of many decades of work by Peter L. Berger. It outlines a new paradigm for understanding religion and pluralism in an age of multiple modernities. Along the way, Berger addresses a wide range of issues spanning individual faith, interreligious socieities, and the political order. The book also includes responses from three... more...

  • Affirmations of a Dissenter by Joseph Sprague

    Abingdon Press 2003; US$ 8.00

    The brief chapters of this ebook cover a variety of topics: biblical literalism; the power of biblical witness; biblical authority as related to homosexuality, divorce, violence, and women; the nature and person of Jesus; hope in the church; leadership; and racism. more...

  • Judaism's Encounter with American Sportsby Jeffrey S. Gurock

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 23.95

    Judaism's Encounter with American Sports examines how sports entered the lives of American Jewish men and women and how the secular values of sports threatened religious identification and observance. What do Jews do when a society -- in this case, a team -- "chooses them in," but demands commitments... more...