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American Catholic History : a Documentary Reader (08 Edition)
American Catholic History : a Documentary Reader (08 Edition)
by Mark Massa
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Arkansas, 1943. The Deep South during the heart of Jim Crow-era segregation. A Japanese-American person boards a bus, and immediately is faced with a dilemma. Not white. Not black. Where to sit? By elucidating the experience of interstitial ethnic groups... (read more)

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Theft of the Spirit: A Journey to Spiritual Healing
Theft of the Spirit: A Journey to Spiritual Healing
by Carl A Hammerschlag
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The author of the highly successful book The Dancing Healers draws on the cultural rituals and traditions of Native Americans to illustrate the mind/body connection to spiritual healing.... (read more)

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Aliens Adored : Rael's Ufo Religion (04 Edition)
Aliens Adored : Rael's Ufo Religion (04 Edition)
by Susan J. Palmer
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Aliens Adored is the first full length, in-depth look at the Raëlian movement, a fascinating new religion founded in the 1970s by the charismatic prophet, Raël. Born in France as Claude Vorilhon, the former race-car driver founded the religion... (read more)

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Babylonian Genesis : the Story of the Creation (42 Edition)
Babylonian Genesis : the Story of the Creation (42 Edition)
by Alexander Heidel
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Here is a complete translation of all the published cuneiform tablets of the various Babylonian creation stories, of both the Semitic Babylonian and the Sumerian material. Each creation account is preceded by a brief introduction dealing with the age and... (read more)

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Immortal Remains (03 Edition)
Immortal Remains (03 Edition)
by Stephen E. Braude
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Immortal Remains takes a fresh look at some of the most puzzling cases suggesting survival after death, and considers how to distinguish evidence for an afterlife from evidence for exotic things (including psychic things) done by the living. Author... (read more)

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Handbook of Sociology of Religion (03 Edition)
Handbook of Sociology of Religion (03 Edition)
by Michelle Dillon
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Religion is a critical construct for understanding contemporary social life. It illuminates the everyday experiences and practices of many individuals, is a significant component of diverse institutional processes including politics, gender relations... (read more)

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Wombs and Alien Spirits: Women, Men, and the Zar Cult in Northern Sudan (New Directions in Anthropological Writing)
Wombs and Alien Spirits: Women, Men, and the Zar Cult in Northern Sudan (New Directions in Anthropological Writing)
by Janice Boddy
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Based on nearly two years of ethnographic fieldwork in a Muslim village in northern Sudan, Wombs and Alien Spirits explores the zâr cult, the most widely practiced traditional healing cult in Africa.  Adherents of the cult are usually women... (read more)

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Comparing Religious Traditions : Making an Honest Living, Volume II (01 Edition)
Comparing Religious Traditions : Making an Honest Living, Volume II (01 Edition)
by Jacob Neusner
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Praised in pre-publication reviews for its clarity, caliber of scholarship, and coverage of traditions not found in other texts, COMPARING RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS is an innovative set of three texts which compare parts of one tradition with another... (read more)

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Voodoo in New Orleans (74 Edition)
Voodoo in New Orleans (74 Edition)
by Robert Tallant
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Interesting investigation and straightforward handling of sensational times and tricksters, of the cult of voodooism in all its manifestations. From its first known appearances in New Orleans of 200 years ago, here are the fetishes and formulae, the... (read more)

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Psychology of Religion : Classic and Contemporary (2ND 97 Edition)
Psychology of Religion : Classic and Contemporary (2ND 97 Edition)
by David M. Wulff
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An unbiased, comprehensive introduction to the psychology of religion. This book integrates clinical, theoretical, and empirical literature, as well as biographical information of the lives of significant psychologists and their works. It contains new... (read more)

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Routledge Companion To the Study of Religion (09 Edition)
Routledge Companion To the Study of Religion (09 Edition)
by John (ed.) Hinnells
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The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion is a major resource for courses in Religious Studies. It begins by explaining the most important methodological approaches to religion, including psychology, philosophy, anthropology and comparative study,... (read more)

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American Jesus : How Son of God Became a National Icon (03 Edition)
American Jesus : How Son of God Became a National Icon (03 Edition)
by Stephen Prothero
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Jesus the Black Messiah; Jesus the Jew; Jesus the Hindu sage; Jesus the Haight-Asbury hippie: these Jesuses join the traditional figure of Jesus Christ in American Jesus, which was acclaimed upon publication in hardcover as an altogether fresh... (read more)

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Sacred Paths of the West (3RD 06 Edition)
Sacred Paths of the West (3RD 06 Edition)
by Theodore Ludwig
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This book combines study of the dynamic historical development of each religious tradition with a comparative thematic structure. In this way, the book helps readers to explore each of the major religions as a unique and integral system of meaning and... (read more)

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The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
by Carlos Castaneda
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Beyond Belief
Beyond Belief
by Robert N Bellah
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Beyond Belief collects fifteen celebrated, broadly ranging essays in which Robert Bellah interprets the interplay of religion and society in concrete contexts from Japan to the Middle East to the United States. First published in 1970, Beyond Belief is a... (read more)

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Dreaming the Dark: Magic, Sex, and Politics
Dreaming the Dark: Magic, Sex, and Politics
by Starhawk
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Featuring narrative, chants, songs, and rituals, Dreaming the Dark has helped many thousands of women use magic, spirituality, and community to bring about political and social change. This anniversary edition of the best-selling classic includes a new... (read more)

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Religion in Africa (94 Edition)
Religion in Africa (94 Edition)
by Thomas D. Blakely
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The editors of this data-rich volume are to be congratulated forproducing an outstanding set of essays, the first major collection in more than a decade on the subject of African religion. - Choice This is the first major collection for over a decade on... (read more)

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Essential Sacred Writings from Around the World: A Thematic Sourcebook on the History of Religions
Essential Sacred Writings from Around the World: A Thematic Sourcebook on the History of Religions
by Mircea Eliade
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Originally published as 'From Primitives to Zen,' this comprehensive anthology contains writings vital to all the major non-Western religious traditions, arranged thematically. Here are colorful descriptions of deities, creation myths, depictions of... (read more)

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Religions of the Hellenistic-Roman Age
Religions of the Hellenistic-Roman Age
by Antonía Tripolitis
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Religions of the Hellenistic-Roman Age traces the development of the principal Western religions and their philosophical counterparts from the beginnings of Alexander the Great's empire in 331 B.C.E. to the emergence of the Christian world in the fourth... (read more)

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Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology (92 Edition)
Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology (92 Edition)
by R. Douglas Geivett
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This unique textbook--the first to offer balanced, comprehensive coverage of all major perspectives on the rational justification of religious belief--includes twenty-four key papers by some of the world's leading philosophers of religion. Arranged in... (read more)

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