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Nation of Islam
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The Nation of Islam: An American Millenarian Movement

Martha F Lee

Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-140) and index.... (read more)

New Religious Movements
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A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown

Julia Scheeres

andlt;Bandgt;In 1954, a past or named Jim Jones andlt;/Bandgt;opened a church in Indianapolis called Peoples Temple Full Gospel Church. He was a charismatic preacher with idealistic beliefs, and he quickly filled his pews with an audience eager to hear... (read more)

Sexuality and Gender Studies
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Unprotected Texts: The Bible's Surprising Contradictions about Sex and Desire

Jennifer Wright Knust

“An explosive, fascinating book that reveals how the Bible cannot be used as a rulebook when it comes to sex. A terrific read by a top scholar.” —Bart Ehrman, author of Misquoting Jesus Boston Universitys cutting-edge religion... (read more)

African Religions
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African Spirits Speak: A White Woman's Journey Into the Healing Tradition of the Sangoma

Nicky Arden

Set against the stirring backdrop of the crumbling South African apartheid regime, African Spirits Speak is the lyrical account of a white South African woman's journey into the world of the sangomas, the indigenous diviners and priests of South Africa... (read more)

Controversial Literature
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The Sword of the Prophet

Srdja Trifkovic

We hear it said over and over again: "September 11 changed America forever." Less often do we hear a coherent and informed explanation of what, exactly, changed. What changed, in fact, was that for the first time in American history we have been forced... (read more)

Bahai Faith
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God Speaks Again: An Introduction to the Baha'i Faith

Kenneth E Bowers

The Baha'i- Faith is a recognized independent world religion attracting i ncreasing attention--and followers--in the U.S. and around the globe as people from all walks of life search for practical spiritual direction and meaning in these deeply troubled... (read more)

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Pious Citizens: Reforming Zoroastrianism in India and Iran

Monica M. Ringer

Ringer (history and Asian languages and civilizations, Amherst College) explores how Western definitions of modernity and modern religion were variously interpreted, accepted, rejected, and modified by Zoroastrian religious reformers from 1830 to 1940.... (read more)

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Rastafari: Roots and Ideology (Utopianism & Communitarianism)

Barry Chevannes

A look into the origins and practices of Rastafarianism. From the direct accounts of these early members, the author is able to reconstruct pivotal episodes in Rastafarian history to offer a look into a subgroup of Jamaican society whose beliefs took... (read more)

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