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  • Creole Religions of the Caribbeanby Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert; Margarite Fernandez Olmos; Joseph M. Murphy

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Creolization—the coming together of diverse beliefs and practices to form new beliefs and practices-is one of the most significant phenomena in Caribbean religious history. Brought together in the crucible of the sugar plantation, Caribbean peoples drew on the variants of Christianity brought by European colonizers, as well as on African religious... more...

  • 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...

  • Religion in American Lifeby Jon Butler; Grant Wacker; Randall Balmer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 16.99

    "Quite ambitious, tracing religion in the United States from European colonization up to the 21st century.... The writing is strong throughout."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "One can hardly do better than Religion in American Life.... A good read, especially for the uninitiated. The initiated might also read it for its felicity... more...

  • The Holy Pibyby Robert Athlyi Rogers

    The Floating Press 1928; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    In the 1920s, Robert Athlyi Rogers founded the Afro-Athlican Constructive Gaathly religion in the West Indies. He wrote The Holy Piby as a guiding text, seeing Ethiopians - in the classical meaning of all Africans - as God's chosen people, and he preached self-determination and self-reliance. The Holy Piby is a major source of influence to the... more...

  • God's Democracyby Emilio Gentile

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 49.95

    Considers how the Bush presidency has affected religion in political life. more...

  • Spiritual Weaponsby T. Jeremy Gunn

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    While some may argue that religion has & continues to influence U.S. foreign policy, others would argue that foreign policy has significantly influenced an American National Religion after 1947. Here, Gunn shows that in the wake of World War II, Americans quickly returned to their traditional peacetime suspicion of the military & engaged in disputes... more...

  • Religion zwischen Zivilgesellschaft und politischem Systemby Antonius Liedhegener; Ines-Jacqueline Werkner

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 39.70

    Das Verhältnis von Religion und Zivilgesellschaft ist komplex und ambivalent. Einerseits kann es keineswegs als ausgemacht gelten, dass Religion ein Teil der Zivilgesellschaft ist: Nicht jede Religion oder religiöse Gemeinschaft versteht oder verhält sich als zivilgesellschaftlicher Akteur und nicht alle Staaten weisen gleichermaßen jenen Bereich freiwilliger... more...

  • Prophets and Protonsby Benjamin E. Zeller

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 27.00

    By the twentieth century, science had become so important that religious traditions had to respond to it. Emerging religions, still led by a living founder to guide them, responded with a clarity and focus that illuminates other larger, more established religions’ understandings of science. The Hare Krishnas, the Unification Church, and Heaven’s Gate... more...

  • Faith, Morality, and Civil Societyby Peter Augustine Lawler; Dale McConkey

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 37.99

    Editors Dale McConkey and Peter Augustine Lawler explore the contributions that religious faith and morality can make to a civil society. more...

  • Hijacking Americaby Susan George

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.96

    George Bush leaves the White House in January 2009 and the United States goes back to "normal", right? Wrong, argues Susan George in this fascinating, thorough and often chilling account of the decades-long transformation of American society and political culture. Using the four "Ms" - money, media, marketing, management--but above all with a keen... more...