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  • Religion on Trialby Craig A. Parton

    The Lutterworth Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    Craig Parton argues that religions fail the simplest tests of admissibility for their respective claims, and few religions bother to make testable assertion, relying instead at best on subjective and existential appeal. This work challenges the prevailing viewpoint that all religions are making the same, or even similar, allegations. More troubling... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Ancient Deitiesby Charles Russell Coulter; Patricia Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The history of the divine is the history of human thought. For as long as men and women have pondered the mysteries of their existence, they have answered their own questions with stories of gods and goddesses. Belief in these deities shaped whole civilizations, yet today many of their names and images lie buried. The Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities... more...

  • Spirit Possession around the World: Possession, Communion, and Demon Expulsion across Culturesby Joseph Laycock

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    Possession and exorcism are elements that occur in nearly every culture. Why is belief in spiritual possession so universal? This accessible reference volume offers a broad sample of the traditions and cultures involving possession and exorcism, presenting thoughts on this widely popular topic by experts from the fields of anthropology, sociology,... more...

  • What is Religion?by Robert Crawford

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95

    We all know what religion is - or do we? Confronted with religious pluralism and cultural diversity, it manifests itself in many forms. What is Religion? serves not only as an introduction to the different belief systems flourishing throughout the modern world, but asks us to consider how the very boundaries of faith might be drawn now and in the... more...

  • Women and miracle storiesby A.-M. Korte

    BRILL 2004; US$ 78.00

    This work contains a collection of studies on women in miracle stories found in texts ranging from religious classics to contemporary literary fiction. It asks the question, "What do miracle stories specifically tell us about women?" more...

  • Religion: The Basicsby Malory Nye

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 24.95

    From the local to the global level, religion is – more than ever – an important and hotly debated part of modern life in the twenty-first century. From silver rings to ringtones and from clubs to headscarves, we often find the cultural role and discussion of religion in unexpected ways. Now in its second edition, Religion: The Basics remains the... more...

  • God and the Betweenby William Desmond

    Wiley 2008; US$ 127.95 US$ 115.16

    An original work which rethinks the question of God in a constructive spirit, drawing its conclusions by considering ideas received from both philosophy and religion. Makes an important new contribution to the ongoing scholarly debates surrounding the intersection of philosophy and religion Suggests that this junction is not just dictated... more...

  • True Religionby Graham Ward

    Wiley 2008; US$ 150.00 US$ 135.00

    Through reference to plays, poetry, novels, films and painting, this manifesto traces the genealogy of ‘true religion' in the western world and makes six controversial claims about the past, present and future of religion. Traces a transformation in the way religion is understood and performed in the western world. Makes several... more...

  • Introduction to the Study of Religionby Hillary P. Rodrigues; John S. Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 34.95

    Why do people study religion? How have they studied it in the past? How do we study religion today? Is the academic study of religion the same as religious education? These and many other questions are addressed in this engaging introduction to the discipline of religious studies, written by two experienced university teachers. The authors have crafted... more...

  • Contemporary Theories of Religionby Michael Stausberg

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 41.95

    Interest in theories of religion has never been greater. Scholars debate single theoretical approaches in different scholarly journals, while the ‘new atheists’ such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett criticize the whole idea of religion. For everyone eager to understand the current state of the field, Contemporary Theories of Religion surveys... more...