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  • The Dark Boxby John Cornwell

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.65

    Would you tell your deepest secrets to a relative stranger? And if you did, would you feel vulnerable? Cleansed? Or perhaps even worse than you did before? Confession has always performed a complex role in society, always created mixed feelings in its practitioners. As an acknowledgement of sinfulness, it can provide immense psychological relief;... more...

  • A Nation of Religionsby Stephen Prothero

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 25.99 US$ 22.09

    The United States has long been described as a nation of immigrants, but it is also a nation of religions in which Muslims and Methodists, Buddhists and Baptists live and work side by side. This book explores that nation of religions, focusing on how four recently arrived religious communities--Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs--are shaping and,... more...

  • God's New Israelby Conrad Cherry

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    The belief that America has been providentially chosen for a special destiny has deep roots in the country's past. As both a stimulus of creative American energy and a source of American self-righteousness, this notion has long served as a motivating national mythology. God's New Israel is a collection of thirty-one readings that trace the... more...

  • Understanding Celtic Religionby Katja Ritari; Alexandra Bergholm

    University of Wales Press 2015; US$ 150.00 US$ 127.50

    This volume is the first interdisciplinary collection of articles which critically reevaluates the methodological challenges of the study of ‘Celtic religion’; the authors are eminent scholars in the field of Celtic Studies representing the disciplines of theology, literary studies, history, law and archaeology, and the book represents a... more...

  • The Quest for Mary Magdaleneby Michael Haag

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.79

    From the international bestselling author of The Templars and The Tragedy of the Templars comes a fascinating account of one of the most mysterious and controversial figures in religious history. Mary Magdalene is a larger figure than any text, larger than the Bible or the Church; she has taken on a life of her own. She has been portrayed as... more...

  • The Second Disestablishmentby Steven Green

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 32.99

    Study of the American relationship between church and state tends to focus either on the founding period or the modern era. Steven Green argues that a crucial development occurred during the 19th century: a "second disestablishment." By the early 1800s, formal, political disestablishment had occurred nationally and among the states. Yet America remained... more...

  • The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Swedenby Denis Searby; Bridget Morris

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 92.99

    St. Birgitta of Sweden (1303-1373, canonized 1391) was one of the most charismatic and influential female visionaries of the later Middle Ages. Altogether, she received some 700 revelations, dealing with subjects ranging from meditations on the human condition, domestic affairs in Sweden, and ecclesiastical matters in Rome, to revelations in praise... more...

  • The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainlineby Elesha J. Coffman

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    In The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline , Elesha J. Coffman argues that liberal Protestants used cultural capital and persuasive rhetoric to make a strong case for their own status as shepherds of the American soul, but their influence on American culture was ultimately more a social construct than a demographic reality. The... more...

  • The Life and Death of the Radical Historical Jesusby David Burns

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 72.99

    This unconventional cultural history explores the lifecycle of the radical historical Jesus, a construct created by the freethinkers, feminists, socialists and anarchists who used the findings of biblical criticism to mount a serious challenge to the authority of elite liberal divines during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. more...

  • Religion, Science, and Empireby Peter Gottschalk

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 72.99

    Peter Gottschalk offers a compelling study of how, through the British implementation of scientific taxonomy in the subcontinent, Britons and Indians identified an inherent divide between mutually antagonistic religious communities. more...