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Foundational Texts of Mormonism

by Mark Ashurst-McGee, Robin Jensen & Sharalyn D. Howcroft

Joseph Smith, founding prophet and martyr of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, personally wrote, dictated, or commissioned thousands of documents. Among these are several highly significant sources...


Devotions and Desires

by Gillian Frank, Bethany Moreton & Heather R. White

At a moment when "freedom of religion" rhetoric fuels public debate, it is easy to assume that sex and religion have faced each other in pitched battle throughout modern U.S. history. Yet, by tracking the nation's...


The Fundamentals of Extremism

by Ed Buckner, Herb Silverman & Kimberly Blaker

On September 11, 2001, Americans witnessed horrific carnage inspired by religious extremism. We saw religious fundamentalists will stop at nothing to reign terror on those they regard as their enemies.  In...


Religion and Politics in the United States

by Kenneth D. Wald & Allison Calhoun-Brown

Religion and Politics in the United States has been fully updated to include the latest scholarship and coverage of the 2016 presidential election. It also features a new discussion of the religious right, center,...


Tourism and Religion

by Prof. Richard Butler & Wantanee Suntikul

This book examines both specific issues and more general problems stemming from the interaction of religion, travel and tourism with hospitality and culture, as well as the implications for site management and...


Signs of Virginity

by Michael Rosenberg

Although the theme of bloodied nuptial sheets seems pervasive in western culture, its association with female virginity is uniquely tied to a brief passage in the book of Deuteronomy detailing the procedure...


Heavens on Earth

by Michael Shermer

A scientific exploration into humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and quest for immortality from the bestselling author and skeptic Michael Shermer

In his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover...


The Future of Mainline Protestantism in America

by James Hudnut-Beumler & Mark Silk

As recently as the 1960s, more than half of all American adults belonged to just a handful of mainline Protestant denominations—Presbyterian, UCC, Disciples of Christ, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and American...


God in a Nutshell

by Rex Andrews

God in a Nutshell

What have Atheists, Christians and Muslims and all other categories in the human race got in common? Why – despite our shared humanity – do so many of us get involved in clashes about religion?...


Suburban Islam

by Justine Howe

For many American Muslims, the 9/11 attacks and subsequent War on Terror marked a rise in intense scrutiny of their religious lives and political loyalties. In Suburban Islam, Justine Howe explores the rise...


Women Who Fly

by Serinity Young

From the beautiful apsaras of Hindu myth to the swan maidens of European fairy tales, tales of flying women--some carried by wings, others by rainbows, floating scarves, or flying horses--reveal both fascination...


Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies

by Andrew Root

Many things threaten the faith of youth today, but none more than science. The commitments of science and Christianity seem to be at odds—science makes truth claims based on experiments and proofs, while religion...


A Letter to the Middle East

by Mike Gagnon

There’s something very wrong with this world.

There is a war going on in the Middle East and, somehow, we are all involved without really wanting to be.

The reality is that the common and the average North American...


The Illusion of Freedom

by Mike Gagnon

Look around at the world we live in.

Isn't there something wrong?

Don't you feel powerless to make a positive change? Don't the problems of the world feel so big, so overwhelming, that you feel defeated? Like you...


The Chaplain's Presence and Medical Power

by Richard Coble

Why is loss present but rarely spoken of in the hospital system? How does such silence carry over to the practices of chaplains who accompany dying patients and grieving families? Richard Coble critically examines...


Renewing Philosophy of Religion

by Paul Draper & J. L. Schellenberg

This book is animated by a shared conviction that philosophy of religion needs to change: thirteen new essays suggest why and how. The first part of the volume explores possible changes to the focus of the field....


The Bible and Feminism

by Yvonne Sherwood

This groundbreaking book breaks with established canons and resists some of the stereotypes of feminist biblical studies. It features a wide range of contributors who showcase new methodological and theoretical...


Religion and Magic in Socialist and Post-Socialist Contexts II

by Alexandra Cotofana & James M. Nyce

Religion and magic have often played important roles in Baltic, Eastern European, and post-Soviet societies like those in Russia, Romania, Serbia, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, and Estonia. Taken together, the studies...


Why Progressives Need God

by Jonathan Clatworthy

Environmental destruction, poverty in the midst of obscene wealth, one war after another. Our biggest crises are getting worse. Secularism makes this inevitable by denying any moral authority higher than the...


Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

by Ken Ham, Hugh Ross, Deborah Haarsma & Stephen C. Meyer et al.

Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design presents the current "state of the conversation" about origins among evangelicals representing four key positions:

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