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  • Sacred Mattersby Gary Laderman

    New Press, The 2009; US$ 17.95

    Widely praised in hardcover as a fascinating and important addition to religious and cultural studies, Sacred Matters reveals the remarkable ways that religious practices permeate American cultural life. In a country where references to God are as normal as proclaiming love of country, support for the military, or security for the nation’s children,... more...

  • God Is Not Oneby Stephen Prothero

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.39

    In God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World , New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. Delving into the different... more...

  • The Righteous Mindby Jonathan Haidt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    This well-researched examination of human moral impulses will appeal to liberals and conservatives alike following the 2016 presidential campaign and election.   As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt   has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics,... more...

  • Beyond Fundamentalismby Reza Aslan

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 10.67

    “A very persuasive argument for the best way to counter jihadism” ( The Washington Post ) from the bestselling author of  Zealot  and host of  Believer The wars in the Middle East have become religious wars in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked America on September 11,... more...

  • Rethinking Ghosts in World Religionsby Mu-chou Poo

    BRILL 2009; US$ 182.00

    This volume addresses the idea of ghost in the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Europe, India, and China. It proposes a multi-cultural apprach to construct a wider and complicated picture of the phenomenon of ghosts and spirits in human societies. more...

  • The Missionary Self-Perception of Pentecostal/Charismatic Church Leaders from the Global South in Europeby Claudia Währisch-Oblau

    BRILL 2009; US$ 212.00

    Building on long-time research and extensive interviews, this ground-breaking study offers a portrait of pentecostal / charismatic immigrants from the global South who do not define themselves as victims but as expatriate agents with a calling to change Europe. more...

  • From Pews to Polling Placesby J. Matthew Wilson

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Does religion promote political mobilization? Are individuals motivated by their faith to focus on issues of social justice, personal morality, or both? What is the relationship between religious conviction and partisanship? Does religious identity reinforce or undermine other political identifications like race, ethnicity, and class? The answers to... more...

  • Islamby F. E. Peters

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 37.50 US$ 34.13

    The Quran is a sacred book with profound, and familiar, Old and New Testament resonances. And the message it promulgated, Islam, came of age during an extraordinarily rich era of interaction among monotheists. Jews, Christians, and Muslims not only worshipped the same God, but shared aspirations, operated in the same social and economic environment,... more...

  • De umulige børn og det ordentlige menneskeby Laura Gilliam

    Aarhus University Press 2009; US$ 37.52

    De umulige børn og det ordentlige menneske handler om etniske minoritetsbørns identitetserfaringer i den danske folkeskole. Den viser, at de etniske minoritetsbørn - stik imod skolens og lærernes intentioner om integration - oplever, at der er et skarpt skel mellem danskere og etniske minoriteter. Børnene føler, at den danske og andre nationale identiteter... more...

  • Myths, Models and Paradigmsby Ian G. Barbour

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 9.00

    Scientist and philosophers have more in common than might first appear, especially when the language used in the two disciplines receives a closer scrutiny, Ian G. Barbour treats three scientific view-points that can clarify the specific nature of religious language. The first theme is the diverse function of language . Science and religion each... more...