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  • 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...

  • Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660-1714by Dewey D. Jr. Wallace

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99

    Dewey Wallace tells the story of several prominent English Calvinist actors and thinkers in the first generations after the beginning of the Restoration, illuminating the religious and intellectual history of the era between the Reformation and modernity. more...

  • The Ming Prince and Daoismby Richard G. Wang

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 79.99

    By illuminating the role princes played in local religion during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Richard Wang demonstrates in The Ming Prince and Daoism that the princedom served to mediate between official religious policy and the commoners' interests. more...

  • Medical Saintsby Jacalyn Duffin

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    This book is an exploration of illness and healing experiences in contemporary society through the veneration of saints, primarily the twin doctors Saints Cosmas and Damian. It also follows the author's personal journey from her role as a hematologist who inadvertently served as an expert witness in a miracle to her research as a historian on the origins,... more...

  • Against Smokingby Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari; Yahya Michot

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 11.99

    A fascinating cultural history of the Ottoman response to tobacco, which includes one of the earliest fatwas on the subject. more...

  • Redefining Pilgrimageby Antón M. Pazos

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Exploring what does and what does not constitute pilgrimage, Redefining Pilgrimage draws together a wide variety of disciplines including politics, anthropology, history, religion and sociology. Leading contributors offer a broad range of case studies from a wide geographical area, exploring new ways of approaching pilgrimage beyond the classical... more...

  • Dreaming in the World's Religionsby Kelly Bulkeley

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 27.00

    From Biblical stories of Joseph interpreting Pharoh’s dreams in Egypt to prayers against bad dreams in the Hindu Rg Veda, cultures all over the world have seen their dreams first and foremost as religiously meaningful experiences. In this widely shared view, dreams are a powerful medium of transpersonal guidance offering the opportunity to communicate... more...

  • Sikhism - Simple Guidesby Sewa Singh Kalsi

    Kuperard 2008; US$ 9.99

    THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU• to appreciate one of the historic religions of the Indian subcontinent• to understand what it means to be a Sikh, especially the guru—disciple relationship• to recognize the key festivals of the Sikh year and the different aspects of Sikh worship and practice• to avoid faux pas in conversation, in travelling and in personal... more...

  • Shinto - Simple Guidesby Ian Reader

    Kuperard 2008; US$ 9.99

    THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU• to appreciate the significance of Japan’s own religion in everyday life• to recognize the key traditions and festivals (matsuri) of the Shinto year• to understand what you will see at Shinto shrines and in Shinto rituals• to gain insights into the controversies surrounding Shinto, politics and nationalismACCESS THE WORLD’S... more...

  • Unitarianism in the Antebellum Southby John Allen Macaulay

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    John Macaulay's model study of Unitarianism in the antebellum south reestablishes the denomination's position as an influential religious movement in the early history of the region. By looking at benevolent societies, lay meetings, professional and civic activity, ecumenical interchange, intellectual forums, business partnerships, literary correspondence,... more...