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  • The Kingdom of Matthiasby Paul E. Johnson; Sean Wilentz

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 12.99

    In this book, the strange tale of Matthias the Prophet provides a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening--movements which swept up great numbers of evangelical Americans and gave rise to new sects like the Mormons. Shedding new light on the communal religious cultism that has continued... more...

  • The Radicalism of the American Revolutionby Gordon S. Wood

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian describes the events that made the American Revolution. Gordon S. Wood depicts a revolution that was about much more than a break from England, rather it transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging... more...

  • The Righteous Mindby Jonathan Haidt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    This well-researched examination of human moral impulses will appeal to liberals and conservatives alike following the 2016 presidential campaign and election.   As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt   has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics,... more...

  • Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in Americaby Gurinder Singh Mann; Paul Numrich; Raymond Williams

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 10.99

    This book explores the challenges that Asian immigrants face when their religion--and consequently culture--is "remade in the U.S.A." Peppered with stories of individual people and how they actually live their religion, this informative book gives an overview of each religion's beliefs, a short history of immigration--and discrimination--for each group,... more...

  • A Rumor of Angelsby Peter L. Berger

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 17.99

    Influential scholar Peter L. Berger reveals five signs that point to the supernatural and its place in a modern secular society   Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines religion in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of knowledge and its effect on religious belief. Using five signs evident in ordinary... more...

  • The Elementary Forms of the Religious Lifeby Émile Durkheim; Joseph Ward Swain

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    A founder of modern sociology examines animism, naturism, totemism, myth, and ritual in this 1912 classic, which traces the source of religion and morality to a collective consciousness. more...

  • Sociology of Religionby Kevin J. Christiano; Jr. William H. Swatos; Peter Kivisto

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 63.50

    This third edition introduces students to key principles in the sociology of religion—from history and theory to contemporary debates. This edition features new material on the relationships of religion to race and ethnicity, and to gender and sexuality, the perceived rise of both fundamentalism and secularism, global religion, and more. more...

  • The Greening of Protestant Thoughtby Robert Booth Fowler

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    The Greening of Protestant Thought traces the increasing influence of environmentalism on American Protestantism since the first Earth Day, which took place in 1970. Robert Booth Fowler explores the extent to which ecological concerns permeate Protestant thought and examines contemporary controversies within and between mainline and fundamentalist... more...

  • The New Third Romeby Jardar Østbø

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    Drawing on theories of political myth and concepts of nationalism, Jardar Østbø analyzes the content and ideological function of the myth of Russia as a Third Rome. Through case studies of four prominent nationalist intellectuals, Østbø shows how this messianic myth was used to reinvent Russia and its allegedly rightful place in the world after the... more...

  • Drawn to the Godsby David Feltmate

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 28.00

    A new world of religious satire illuminated through the layers of religion and humor that make up the The Simpsons, South Park and Family Guy. Drawing on the worldviews put forth by three wildly popular animated shows – The Simpsons , South Park , and Family Guy – David Feltmate demonstrates how ideas about religion’s proper place in American... more...