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The Great Transformation: The Beginning Of Our Religious Traditions
The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

Engels | Paperback | 2007

From one of the world's leading writers on religion and the highly acclaimed author of the bestselling "A History of God", comes a... Meer

Religion in Human Evolution
From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age

Engels | Hardcover | 2011

Religion in Human Evolution is a work of extraordinary ambition--a wide-ranging, nuanced probing of our biological past to... Meer

The New Religious Intolerance
Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age

Engels | Paperback | 2013

What impulse prompted some newspapers to attribute the murder of 77 Norwegians to Islamic extremists, until it became evident that... Meer

Evil Incarnate
Rumors of Demonic Conspiracy and Satanic Abuse in History

Engels | Paperback | 2008

In the 1980s, America was gripped by widespread panics about Satanic cults. Conspiracy theories abounded about groups who were... Meer

The Great Transformation
The World in the Time of Buddha, Socrates, Confucius and Jeremiah

Engels | Ebook | 2011

The centuries between 800 and 300 BC saw an explosion of new religious concepts. Their emergence is second only to man's... Meer

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Engels | Paperback | 2000

The new edition of Steve Bruce's Fundamentalism grapples with the combination of social strains and religious ideas that have... Meer

Cruel Creeds, Virtuous Violence
Religious Violence Across Culture and History

Engels | Hardcover | 2010

This resource goes a long way toward helping people understand the nature of violence generally, its complicated connections with... Meer

Devoted to Death
Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

Engels | Paperback | 2012

R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees... Meer

Beyond Tolerance
Searching for Interfaith Understanding in America

Engels | Hardcover | 2008

Gustav Niebuhr, grandson of renowned religious thinker Reinhold Niebuhr, and grandnephew of renowned ethicist Helmut Reinhold... Meer

Discerning Spirits
Divine and Demonic Possession in the Middle Ages

Engels | Paperback | 2006

Trance states, prophesying, convulsions, fasting and other physical manifestations were often regarded as signs that a person was... Meer

New Religious Movements
A Guide for the Perplexed

Engels | Paperback | 2011

This is an exploration of 'new' religious movements which have originated since 1950, setting them within their social and... Meer

God is Dead
Secularization in the West

Engels | Paperback | 2002

Christianity in the democracies of the 'first' world has been declining in power, popularity and prestige for a century. However,... Meer

Selling God
American Religion in the Marketplace of Culture

Engels | Paperback | 1995

In a sweeping colourful history that spans over two centuries of American culture, Moore examines the role of religion in America... Meer

Creation of the Sacred
Tracks of Biology in Early Religions

Engels | Paperback | 1998

Sacrifice - ranging from the sacrifice of virgins to circumcision to giving up what is most valued - is essential to all... Meer

Sacred Matters
Celebrity Worship, Sexual Ecstasies, the Living Dead, and Other Signs of Religious Life in the United States

Engels | Paperback | 2010


For the Glory of God
How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slavery

Engels | Paperback | 2004

Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our... Meer

Religious Literacy
What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't

Engels | Paperback | 2008

The U.S. is one of the most religious places on Earth, but it is also a nation of shocking religious illiteracy. Religion scholar... Meer

Water, Christianity and the Rise of Capitalism

Engels | Hardcover | 2013

The Christian religion is deeply imbued with the imagery of water, and water plays a central role in its religious practices, not... Meer

Theology And Social Theory
Beyond Secular Reason

Engels | Paperback | 2005

This is a revised edition of John Milbank's masterpiece, which sketches the outline of a specifically theological social theory. *... Meer

Sectarianism in Early Judaism
Sociological Advances

Engels | Hardcover | 2014

'Sectarianism in Early Judaism' applies recent developments in sociological analysis to sect formation and development in early... Meer

Religion in Europe at the End of the Second Millennium
A Sociological Profile

Engels | Paperback | 2003

Most sociologists of religion describe a general decline in religious faith and practice in Europe over the last two centuries.... Meer

A History of the Devil
from the Middle Ages to the Present

Engels | Paperback | 2003

This highly original and engaging book by French historian Robert Muchembled, is a journey through time and space in search of the... Meer

Big Gods
How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict

Engels | Hardcover | 2013

How did human societies scale up from small, tight-knit groups of hunter-gatherers to the large, anonymous, cooperative societies... Meer

Religion and Cultural Memory
Ten Studies

Engels | Paperback | 2005

Explores the connections between religion, culture, and memory. Building on Maurice Halbwachs's idea that memory, like language,... Meer

Cults, Religion, And Violence

Engels | Paperback | 2002

This explores the question of when and why violence by and against new religious cults erupts and whether and how such dramatic... Meer

The War Against Catholicism
Liberalism and the Anti-Catholic Imagination in Nineteenth-century Germany

Engels | Paperback | 2005

Winner of the 2004 John Gilmary Shea Prize from the American Catholic Historical Association. After the defeat of liberalism in... Meer

Beyond Religion
The Cultural Evolution of the Sense of the Sacred, from Shamanism to Religion to Post-religious Spirituality

Engels | Paperback | 2013

In this unique little book, cultural historian William Irwin Thompson argues that we are approaching the end of the age of... Meer

In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory

Engels | Hardcover | 2011

The decline in power, popularity and prestige of religion across the modern world is not a short-term or localized trend nor is it... Meer

The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Engels | Paperback | 2010

The 1960s were a time of explosive religious change. In the Christian churches it was a time of innovation, from the 'new... Meer

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion
v. 4

Engels | Hardcover | 1999

The purpose of this book is to provide an outlet for original research articles examining the role and value of religious and... Meer

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion

Engels | Hardcover | 2001

This volume of papers on research in the social scientific study of religion is the tenth in a series devoted to the topic. Meer

The Desecularization of the World
The Resurgence of Religion in World Politics

Engels | Paperback | 1999

Theorists of secularization for two centuries have been saying that religion must inevitably decline in the modern world. But much... Meer

New Religious America Pb
How a Christian Country Has Now Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation

Engels | Paperback | 2002

This exploration of the new religious landscape of America by a leading world religions professor traces the history of freedom of... Meer

The Axial Age and Its Consequences

Engels | Hardcover | 2012

The first classics in human history--the early works of literature, philosophy, and theology to which we have returned throughout... Meer

Religion in America
A Very Short Introduction

Engels | Paperback | 2008

It's hard to think of a single aspect of American culture, past or present, in which religion has not played a major role. The... Meer

The Western Construction of Religion
Myths, Knowledge, and Ideology

Engels | Paperback | 2008

In this book, anthropologist and historian of religion Daniel Dubuisson contests Mircea Eliade's theory of the existence of a... Meer

Revolutionary Spirits
The Enlightened Faith of America's Founding Fathers

Engels | Hardcover | 2008

Bringing to life the complex creeds and personalities of Americas Founding Fathers, this book confronts many of the myths about... Meer

The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition

Engels | Hardcover | 2013

It has long been acknowledged that Jews and Christians distinguished themselves through charity to the poor. Though ancient Greeks... Meer

Competitive Spirits
Latin America's New Religious Economy

Engels | Paperback | 2007

For over four centuries the Catholic Church enjoyed a religious monopoly in Latin America in which potential rivals were repressed... Meer

Varieties Of Transcendental Experience: A Study In Constructive Postmodernism
A Study in Constructive Postmodernism

Engels | Paperback | 2007

A retrieval of the neglected part of the religious and intellectual history of the United States, Varieties of Transcendental... Meer

The Protestant Ethic Revisited

Engels | Hardcover | 2011

In The Protestant Ethic Revisited, pioneering sociologist Philip Gorski revisits the question raised by Max Weber in The... Meer

Medieval Religion
New Approaches

Engels | Paperback | 2005

Constance Hoffman Berman presents an indispensable collection of the most influential and revisionist work to be done on religion... Meer

Dying for Faith
Religiously Motivated Violence in the Contemporary World

Engels | Paperback | 2009

From India to Iraq, from London to Lahore, the relationship between religion and violence is one of the most bitterly contested... Meer