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Religion in the New Europe

by Olivier Roy, Charles Taylor, Nilüfer GÖLE & Krzysztof Michalski et al.

The articles in this volume deal with the role of Christianity in the definition of European identity. Europeans often identify advanced civilizations with secularity. But religion is very much alive in other...


Visions of Peace: Asia and The West

by Takashi Shogimen & Vicki A Spencer

Visions of Peace: Asia and the West explores the diversity of past conceptualizations as well as the remarkable continuity in the hope for peace across global intellectual traditions. Current literature, prompted...


The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief

by George Marsden

In the aftermath of World War II, the United States stood at a precipice. The forces of modernity unleashed by the war had led to astonishing advances in daily life, but technology and mass culture also threatened...


The Death of Adam

by Marilynne Robinson

In this award-winning collection, the bestselling author of Gilead offers us other ways of thinking about history, religion, and society. Whether rescuing "Calvinism" and its creator Jean Cauvin from the repressive...


Queering Religion, Religious Queers

by Yvette Taylor & Ria Snowdon

This collection considers how religious identity interplays with other forms and contexts of identity, specifically those related to sexual identity. It asks how these intersections are formed, negotiated and...


Viva Cristo Rey!: The Cristero Rebellion and the Church-State Conflict in Mexico

by David C. Bailey

Between 1926 and 1929, thousands of Mexicans fought and died in an attempt to overthrow the government of their country. They were the Cristeros, so called because of their battle cry, ¡Viva Cristo Rey!-Long...


Naked Truth: Strip Clubs, Democracy, and a Christian Right

by Judith Lynne Hanna

Across America, strip clubs have come under attack by a politically aggressive segment of the Christian Right. Using plausible-sounding but factually untrue arguments about the harmful effects of strip clubs...


The Handbook of Urban Druidry: Modern Druidry for All

by Brendan Howlin

Simple accessible techniques to bring modern Druidry to the general populace.


Christian Moral Theology in the Emerging Technoculture: From Posthuman Back to Human

by Brent Waters

We are living in an emerging technoculture. Machines and gadgets not only weave the fabric of daily life, but more importantly embody philosophical and religious values which shape the contemporary moral vision-a...


Global Religious Movements Across Borders: Sacred Service

by Stephen M. Cherry & Helen Rose Ebaugh

From global missionizing among proselytic faiths to mass migration through religious diasporas, religion has traveled from one side of the world and back again. It continues to play a prominent role in shaping...


Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn't Give You the Right to Tell Other People What to Do

by Robert Boston

A concise and lucid explanation of what religious freedom is and isn't

Increasingly, conservative religious groups are using religious liberty as a sword to lash out at others. In this forcefully argued defense...


Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective

by Michael Cook

Why does Islam play a larger role in contemporary politics than other religions? Is there something about the Islamic heritage that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other faiths to invoke it in their...


Religion in World Conflict

by Jonathan Fox & Shmeul Sandler

This new book tackles two crucial questions: First, how does religion in its various forms and manifestations influence world politics? Second, how will adding religion to the discourse on international relations...


Awakening: How America Can Turn from Economic and Moral Destruction Back to Greatness

by Reed Ralph

Ralph Reed is a perennial commentator on CNN, NBC, CBS, and Fox News, who has a support database of 18 million voters. He has advised presidential candidates for the last six election cycles. Highly respected...


Mysteries and Secrets of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah

by Lionel & Patricia Fanthorpe

Arriving in the West in the sixteenth century through the slave trade, the ancient mysteries of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah blended strangely with traditional Christianity. What powers do these old religions...


Science and Religion: One Planet, Many Possibilities: One Planet, Many Possibilities

by Lucas F. Johnston & Whitney Bauman

This collection offers new perspectives on the study of science and religion, bringing together articles that highlight the differences between epistemological systems and call into question the dominant narrative...


An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America

by Joseph Bottum

  We live in a profoundly spiritual age, but not in any good way. Huge swaths of American culture are driven by manic spiritual anxiety and relentless supernatural worry. Radicals and traditionalists, liberals...


The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God

by Peter Watson

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014

From one of England’s most distinguished intellectual historians comes “an exhilarating ride…that will stand the test of time as a masterful account of” (The Boston...


The Entangled Trinity: Quantum Physics and Theology

by Ernest L. Simmons

The Doctrine of the Trinity is an exercise in wonder. It is drawn from the wonder of our own existence and the diverse experiences of the divine encountered by the early Christian community. From the earliest...


The Evolving God: Charles Darwin on the Naturalness of Religion

by J. David Pleins

In focusing on the story of Darwin's religious doubts, scholars too often overlook Darwin's positive contribution to the study of religion.

J. David Pleins traces Darwin's journey in five steps. He begins with...