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  • God Is Redby Liao Yiwu

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    In God is Red , Chinese dissident journalist and poet Liao Yiwu?once lauded, later imprisoned, and now celebrated author of For a Song and a Hundred Songs and The Corpse Walker ?profiles the extraordinary lives of dozens of Chinese Christians, providing a rare glimpse into the underground world of belief that is taking hold within the officially... more...

  • ISLAM AND OTHER RELIGIONSby Irfan Omar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book celebrates the work of Professor Mahmoud Ayoub and reflects the themes that are central in his scholarship spanned over the last three decades and which are more relevant than ever at the inauguration of the twenty-first century. more...

  • The Protestant Temperamentby Philip J. Jr Greven

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 29.95

    Bringing together an extraordinary richness of evidence?from letters, diaries, and other intimate family writing of the 17th and 18th centuries?Philip Greven, the distinguished scholar of colonial history explores the strikingly distinctive ways in which Protestant children were reared, and the Protestant temperament shaped, in America. Through this... more...

  • Ritual in Its Own Rightby Don Handelman; Galina Lindquist

    Berghahn Books 2005; US$ 27.95

    Historically, canonic studies of ritual have discussed and explained ritual organization, action, and transformation primarily as representations of broader cultural and social orders. In the present, as in the past, less attention is given to the power of ritual to organize and effect transformation through its own dynamics. Breaking with convention,... more...

  • Studies of the Holocaustby Roberta R Greene

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book examines a number of theoretical frameworks that explore survival strategies before, during, and after the Holocaust. Powerful quotes taken from survivors? interviews reveal hope, determination, and resilience. This book was previously published as a special issue of Journal of Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. more...

  • The Lord's Resistance Armyby Lawrence Cline

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 75.00

    A noted expert provides a detailed, if chilling, examination of one of the most brutal and long-lived insurgent groups in Africa: Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army. more...

  • A Nation with the Soul of a Church: How Christian Proclamation Has Shaped American Historyby O. Edwards; James Dunkly

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    From the very beginning, religious leaders have influenced the course of American history?sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. This book examines those Christian sermons that set or changed the course of the nation. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Millennialismby Catherine Wessinger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    Christian Dispensationalism, the Taiping Revolution, cargo cults in Oceania, the Baha'i Faith, and the Raelian Movement would seem to have little in common. What they share, however, is a millennial orientation-the audacious human hope for a collective salvation, which may be heavenly or earthly or both. Although many religions feature a belief... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversityby Chad V. Meister

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 149.99

    There exists today a rich and abounding diversity of religions in the world-a diversity with respect to both belief and practice. But it is a diversity that poses many challenges and raises many questions, most especially in a pluralistic milieu. How do we engage in effective dialogue with religious others? What should public education reflect in a... more...

  • Living the Secular Lifeby Phil Zuckerman

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    A guidebook for living a life without religion, combining sociological insight and personal inspiration Over the last twenty-five years, ?no religion? has become the fastest growing religion in the United States. Around the world, hundreds of millions of people have turned away from the traditional faiths of the past and embraced a secular?or... more...