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  • The Good Wifeby Clint Richmond

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 7.99

    Roger and Penny Scaggs seemed a poster couple for family values. Evangelical Christians living in booming Austin, Texas, in the mid-1990s, they were respected leaders in their church and community. As Roger diligently worked his way up the high-tech corporate ladder, Penny kept a pristine home and coached similarly devout young women on how to be... more...

  • Historical Role Analysis in the Study of Religious Changeby John T. Flint

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 30.00

    This 1990 study explores the relationship between educational development and religious change in Norwegian society from 1740?1891. more...

  • Virtuosity, Charisma and Social Orderby Ilana Friedrich Silber

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 47.00

    Studies monasticism and society in Theravada Buddhism and Medieval Catholicism. more...

  • Race, Religion, and the Continuing American Dilemmaby C. Eric Lincoln

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 27.99

    A classic work on religion and the racial problems of modern america -now brought up to date. Since the early days of the Republic, Americans' exuberant, unchastened idealism, their commitment to the notion of a perfect society in the New World, has clashed with the reality of ugly American society, and religious groups have all too often accommodated... more...

  • The Afterlife Surveyby Maureen Milliken

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 18.95

    Is there life after death? It depends on who you ask...It happens to all of us, yet...what happens when we die? Are we reincarnated? Do we go to heaven? Is death the end of everything? Or do our souls pass on to another life? Do we even have souls? These are the questions humans have wrestled with since the dawn of mankind. We've heard answers from... more...

  • Global Shiftby Edmund J. Bourne; Matthew Gilbert

    New Harbinger Publications 2009; US$ 21.95

    Global Shift describes a major shift in consciousness that has emerged from the efforts of the many people working to solve the systemic problems plaguing our world today, such as climate change, poverty, and disease. Author Edmund Bourne presents a call to actions we can implement in our daily lives, such as voluntary simplicity, caring for our... more...

  • Tomorrow's Islam: The Power of Progress and Moderation Where Two Worlds Meetby Geraldine Doogue

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 20.49

    Originating from the acclaimed ABC television Compass special of the same name, Tomorrow's Islam is a thoughtful and highly accessible insight into Islam from the perspective of two curious - and at times critical - Western journalists. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with leading progressive Muslim thinkers and leaders from around the... more...

  • Disenchanting Indiaby Johannes Quack

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 38.99

    India is frequently represented as the quintessential land of religion. Johannes Quack challenges this representation through an examination of the contemporary Indian rationalist movement, which affirms the values and attitudes of atheism, humanism, or free-thinking. Quack shows the rationalists' emphasis on maintaining links to atheism and materialism... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policyby Michael L. Coulter; Richard S. Myers; Joseph A. Varacalli

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 84.99

    This third, supplemental volume continues the approach of the original two volumes of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy that were published in 2007. First, the volume includes entries that explore Catholic social thought at its broadest, most theoretical level. Second, the volume includes entries... 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...