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  • Yearning to Belongby John Paul Healy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Cutting across three areas of interest within New Religious Movements - insider perspectives, sociology of religion and the helping professions - this book explores insiders' experience of the Indian Guru-disciple Yogic tradition and is authored by a former member of that tradition. Highlighting the rich spiritual experience of devotees of Guru-disciple... more...

  • Unconditional Equalityby Ajay Skaria

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Unconditional Equality examines Mahatma Gandhi’s critique of liberal ideas of freedom and equality and his own practice of a freedom and equality organized around religion. It reconceives satyagraha (passive resistance) as a politics that strives for the absolute equality of all beings. Liberal traditions usually affirm an abstract equality centered... more...

  • The Art of Living Foundationby Stephen Jacobs

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Hindu-derived meditation movement, The Art of Living (AOL), founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore, has grown into a global organization which claims presence in more than 150 countries. Stephen Jacobs presents the first comprehensive study of AOL as an important transnational movement and an alternative global spirituality. Exploring... more...

  • Religion in Chinaby Fenggang Yang

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    In Religion in China, Fenggang Yang provides a comprehensive overview of the religious change in China under Communism, drawing on his ''political economy'' approach to the sociology of religion. more...

  • No Longer Invisibleby Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen; Douglas Jacobsen

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Drawing on interviews with hundreds of university professors, co-curricular educators, administrators, and students from public and private colleges and universities across the United States, Douglas and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen demonstrate that religion is essential for the work of higher education in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Traditionby Tracy Pintchman

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 20.99

    In this book, Tracy Pintchman has assembled ten leading scholars of Hinduism to explore the complex relationship between Hindu women's rituals and their lives beyond ritual. The book focuses particularly on the relationship of women's ritual practices to domesticity, exposing and exploring the nuances, complexities, and limits of this relationship.... more...

  • Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americasby Henry Goldschmidt; Elizabeth McAlister

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    This collection of all new essays will explore the complex and unstable articulations of race and religion that have helped to produce "Black," "White," "Creole," "Indian," "Asian," and other racialized identities and communities in the Americas. Drawing on original research in a range of disciplines, the authors will investigate: 1) how the intertwined... more...

  • The Invention of Satanismby Asbjorn Dyrendal; James R. Lewis; Jesper Aa. Petersen

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Written by three experts in the field, The Invention of Satanism examines contemporary religious Satanism as the product of historical, ideological, and social processes. more...

  • Narratives of Sorrow and Dignityby Bardwell L. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    Bardwell L. Smith offers a fresh perspective on mizuko kuy? , the Japanese ceremony performed to bring solace to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. more...

  • Violence and New Religious Movementsby James R. Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    Violence involving alternative religions has long been a topic of intense public interest. This volume examines the famous incidents of murder and suicide concerning Jonestown, Heaven's Gate, AUM Shinrikyo, the Branch Davidians, and the Solar Temple, and other, less prominent new religions. This collection of essays represents the culmination of decades... more...