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"Go Shout it from the Mountain, A Personal Look at Angels"

by Senior Chaplain Anna M. Miller

<p>There are times when things occur in this life that are just unexplainable. We look at things in the natural and that’s all we see. I will tell you some of my personal experiences and what God has shown me over the years about angels and ...

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A Downward Spiral? How the United States falls victim to its own religious history

by Gordon Wagner

Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Sociology - Religion, grade: 1,0, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), course: Religion and Science, language: English, abstract: Das vorliegende Paper beschäftigt sich mit der Ursache ...

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A God of One's Own

Religion's Capacity for Peace and Potential for Violence

by Ulrich Beck

Religion posits one characteristic as an absolute: faith. Compared to faith, all other social distinctions and sources of conflict are insignificant. The New Testament says: ‘We are all equal in the sight of God'. To be sure, this equality ...

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A Matter of Belief: Christian Conversion and Healing in North-East India

by Joshi, Vibha

<p> 'Nagaland for Christ' and 'Jesus Saves' are familiar slogans prominently displayed on public transport and celebratory banners in Nagaland, north-east India. They express an idealization of Christian homogeneity that belies the underlying ...

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A Nation with the Soul of a Church: How Christian Proclamation Has Shaped American History

How Christian Proclamation Has Shaped American History

by James Dunkly & O. C. Edwards Jr.

<p>From the very beginning, religious leaders have influenced the course of American history—sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. This book examines those Christian sermons that set or changed the course of the nation.</p><p>• Provides ...

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A Sociology of Pilgrimage: Embodiment, Identity, Transformation

by Lesley D. Harman

We are all on pilgrimage. On a voyage of spiritual discovery, enlightenment, self understanding, or physical mastery, we share in the search for "something more". When I had the idea of teaching a university course on the Sociology of ...

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A Strand of Hope

America's DNA

by Ruth Cooper

Long before the cold winter at Valley Forge, to the bleak grayness of 9-11, there have been many times when it seemed all hope was lost. Woven throughout the history of America, an unbreakable strand of hope has pulled us through. The Strand of ...

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A Year in White

Cultural Newcomers to Lukumi and Santería in the United States

by C. Lynn Carr

<DIV>In the Afro-Cuban Lukumi religious tradition—more commonly known in the United States as Santería—entrants into the priesthood undergo an extraordinary fifty-three-week initiation period. During this time, these novices—called ...

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A Year in White: Cultural Newcomers to Lukumi and Santería in the United States

by Carr, C. Lynn

<DIV>In Santer&iacute;a, entrants into the priesthood undergo an extraordinary fifty-three-week initiation period. In&#160;<I>A Year in White</I>, sociologist C. Lynn Carr&mdash;who underwent this initiation herself&mdash;offers a wealth of ...

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Alternative Sociologies of Religion

Through Non-Western Eyes

by James V. Spickard

<strong><em>Alternative Sociologies of Religion</em> explores what the sociology of religion would look like had it emerged in a Confucian, Muslim, or Native American culture rather than in a Christian one.   <br /> </strong><br /> Sociology has

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America's Sacred Calling

Building a New Spiritual Reality

by John Medina

<p>America's Sacred Calling describes a blueprint for creating an entirely new society that truly uplifts and honors the spiritual reality of the human soul, while fostering the conditions for humankind to transcend the existential fears, ...

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Angel Patriots

The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America

by Alexander T. Riley

<div>When United Flight 93, the fourth plane hijacked in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the gash it left in the ground became a national site of mourning. The flight’s 40 passengers

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Anti-Semitism

(Provocations)

by Frederic Raphael

From literary portrayals of 'the Jew' as Biblical traitor or Dickensian villain to the very real atrocities of the Holocaust and the conflicts in Israel and Palestine, the plight of the Jewish people throughout history has been as violent and ...

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Ascent of the Mountain, Flight of the Dove: An Invitation to Religious Studies (Third Revised Edition)

by Novak, Michael

The essence of Ascent of the Mountain, Flight of the Dove remains intact: its vision of religious studies as sustained refl ection on our lifelong voyage to discover who we are. The story we choose for ourselves, the story we live, can sacralize

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Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart

Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century

by Lex Bayer & John Figdor

<span><span style="font-style:italic;">Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart</span><span> asks an essential question for the 45 million Americans who self-identify as nonreligious: “So, you don’t believe in God; now what?” This question is increasingly ...

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Bastide on Religion: The Invention of Candomble

by Despland, Michel

Roger Bastide developed the theory of acculturation which provides a framework for understanding contact between different cultures and beliefs. 'Bastide on Religion' offers a clear introduction to the life and work of this influential scholar. ...

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Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe

by Özyürek, Esra

<p>Every year more and more Europeans, including Germans, are embracing Islam. It is estimated that there are now up to one hundred thousand German converts—a number similar to that in France and the United Kingdom. What stands out about recent ...

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Birth, Death, and Religious Faith in an English Dissenting Community

A Microhistory of Nailsworth and Hinterland, 1695–1837

by Albion M. Urdank

<span style="line-height:2"><span>This study lies at the intersection of three principal areas of social history: demography, religion, and quantitative methods. It is a microanalysis of an English population at the level of the Anglican parish,

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Bourdieu on Religion: Imposing Faith and Legitimacy

by Rey, Terry

Pierre Bourdieu was one of the most influential social theorists of our time. He developed a series of concepts to uncover the way society works and to challenge assumptions about what society is. His ideas illuminate how individuals and groups ...

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Buddhist Dynamics in Premodern and Early Modern Southeast Asia

by D. Christian Lammerts

The study of historical Buddhism in premodern and early modern Southeast Asia stands at an exciting and transformative juncture. Interdisciplinary scholarship is marked by a commitment to the careful examination of local and vernacular ...

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