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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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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

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

A Persistent Paradox

Engels | Paperback | 2015

Religion in Britain evaluates and sheds light on the religious situation in twenty-first century Britain; it explores the country... Meer

How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict

Engels | Paperback | 2015

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

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

A Historical Introduction

Engels | Hardcover | 2008

Western esotericism has now emerged as an academic study in its own right, combining spirituality with an empirical observation of... Meer

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

Secularization in the West

Engels | Hardcover | 2002

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

Why the World is More Religious Than Ever

Engels | Hardcover | 2015

Believe it or not, the world is more religious than ever before-and bestselling author Rodney Stark has the numbers to prove it:... Meer

Sacrilegious Expression in a Multicultural Age

Engels | Hardcover | 2014

Humans have been uttering profane words, and incurring the consequences, for millennia. But recent events--from the violence that... Meer

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

Experiencing Religion and Explaining Experience from Wesley to James

Engels | Paperback | 1999

Fits, trances, visions, speaking in tongues, clairvoyance, out-of-body experiences, possession. Believers have long viewed these... Meer

The Search for Meaning

Engels | Paperback | 2005

Since the end of the Cold War fundamentalism has been seen as the major threat to world peace and prosperity, a concern that was... Meer

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

Franciscans and the Boxer Uprising in Shanxi

Engels | Ebook | 2015

One of the most violent episodes of China's Boxer Uprising was the Taiyuan Massacre of 1900, in which rebels killed foreign... Meer


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overcoming the politics of fear in an anxious age

Engels | Ebook | 2012

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


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The Book of Mormon, Masonry, Gender and American Culture

Engels | Hardcover | 2004

Both the Prophet Joseph Smith and his Book of Mormon have been characterized as ardently, indeed evangelically, anti-Masonic. Yet... Meer

The Surprising Link Between Conservative Christianity and Crime

Engels | Hardcover | 2016

In this trenchant examination of Christianity’s dark side, a criminologist argues persuasively that high rates of violent crime in... Meer


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The Rise and Fall of Beliefs and the Coming Age of the Spirit

Engels | Hardcover | 2009

A Harvard religious scholar and groundbreaking author offers a landmark interpretation of why Christian beliefs and dogma are... Meer

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

The Future of Religion and American Politics

Engels | Paperback | 2016

In the last few decades, all major presidential candidates have openly discussed the role of faith in their lives, sharing their... Meer

A Guide for the Perplexed

Engels | Paperback | 2012

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

Protestant, Orthodox and Muslim Communities in Occupied Europe (1939-1950)

Engels | Paperback | 2007

As is the case with a collection of studies on the Catholic Church published in another volume, the present collection represents... Meer

Engels | Ebook | 2012

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


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An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and Madness

Engels | Paperback | 2002

When you think of saints, you envision stained-glass pictures of piety. But the truth can be horribly different. Consider Saint... Meer

How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict

Engels | Hardcover | 2013

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

How We Became a Nation of Heretics

Engels | Hardcover | 2012

From the popular "New York Times" columnist, a powerful and original critique of how American Christianity has gone astray and its... Meer

Engels | Ebook | 2011

This groundbreaking anthology provides the most comprehensive overview for understanding the fascinating relationship between... Meer


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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

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

American Civil Religion in Time of Trial

Engels | Paperback | 1992

This Second Edition represents Bellah's summation of his views on civil religion in America. In his 1967 classic essay Civil... Meer

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