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Possession, Power and the New Age

Ambiguities of Authority in Neoliberal Societies

by Matthew Wood

<p>This book provides a new sociological account of contemporary religious phenomena such as channelling, holistic healing, meditation and divination, which are usually classed as part of a New Age Movement. Drawing on his extensive ethnography ...

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Practical Zen

Meditation and Beyond

by Julian Daizan Skinner

<p>Zen master Julian Daizan Skinner guides the reader through a sequence of meditation techniques that can safely lead even a complete novice through to advanced levels. Based on his own long experience of the Rinzai Zen tradition, as taught by ...

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Practicing Islam in Egypt

Print Media and Islamic Revival

by Aaron Rock-Singer

<p>Following the ideological disappointment of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, an Islamic revival arose in Egypt. Yet, far from a mechanical reaction to the decline of secular nationalism, this religious shift was the product of impassioned ...

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Progress and Its Impact on the Nagas

A Clash of Worldviews

by Tezenlo Thong

<p>The term ’progress’ is a modern Western notion that life is always improving and advancing toward an ideal state. It is a vital modern concept which underlies geographic explorations and scientific and technological inventions as well as the ...

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Prophecy in the New Millennium

When Prophecies Persist

by Suzanne Newcombe & Sarah Harvey

<p>Secular and spiritual prophets of doom abound in the information-rich twenty-first century - as they have for millennia. But there has yet to be worldwide floods, meteor impact, global computer failure, obvious alien contact, or direct ...

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Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature

by Moshe Blidstein

<p>Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature investigates the meaning of purity, purification, defilement, and disgust for Christian writers, readers, and listeners from the first to third centuries. Anthropological and ...

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Race and New Religious Movements in the USA

A Documentary Reader

by Emily Suzanne Clark & Brad Stoddard

<p>Organized in chronological order of the founding of each movement, this documentary reader brings to life new religious movements from the 18th century to the present. It provides students with the tools to understand questions of race, ...

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Rastafari

From Outcasts to Cultural Bearers

by Ennis Barrington Edmonds

<p>Once an obscure group of outcasts from the ghettoes of West Kingston, Jamaica, the Rastafarians have transformed themselves into a vibrant movement, firmly grounded in Jamaican society and beyond. In Rastafari, Ennis Barrington Edmonds ...

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Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

by Ennis B. Edmonds

<p>From its obscure beginnings in Jamaica in the early 1930s, Rastafari has grown into an international socio-religious movement. It is estimated that 700,000 to 1 million people worldwide have embraced Rastafari, and adherents of the movement ...

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Reciting the Goddess

Narratives of Place and the Making of Hinduism in Nepal

by Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz

<p><em>Reciting the Goddess</em> presents the first critical study of the <em>Svasthanivratakatha</em> (SVK), a sixteenth-century Hindu narrative textual tradition. The extensive SVK manuscript tradition offers a rare opportunity to observe the ...

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Recognizing Sufism

Contemplation in the Islamic Tradition

by Arthur F. Buehler

<p>Sufism is all too often associated just with 'mysticism' in the West. The author of this new textbook, a former pupil of Annemarie Schimmel, suggests that conflating Sufism and mysticism is only partially valid. He shows that the vast ...

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Reconciliation and Religio-political Non-conformism in Zimbabwe

by Joram Tarusarira

<p>Religio-political organisations in Zimbabwe play an important role in advocating democratisation and reconciliation, against acquiescent, silenced or co-opted mainstream churches. Reconciliation and Religio-political Non-conformism in ...

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Red Rocks

by Rachael King

"<b>Adventure tinged with magic when a boy finds a sealskin in a cave in this exciting junior novel. Winner of Esther Glen Medal 2013.</b> While holidaying at his father's house, Jake explores Wellington's wild south coast, with its high ...

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Red Thread

On Mazes and Labyrinths

by Charlotte Higgins

<p><strong>**BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK**</strong></p> <p>The tale of how the hero Theseus killed the Minotaur, finding his way out of the labyrinth using Ariadne’s ball of red thread, is one of the most intriguing, suggestive and persistent ...

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Redefining Ancient Orphism

A Study in Greek Religion

by Radcliffe G. Edmonds III

<p>This book examines the fragmentary and contradictory evidence for Orpheus as the author of rites and poems to redefine Orphism as a label applied polemically to extra-ordinary religious phenomena. Replacing older models of an Orphic religion,

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Religion and Charity

The Social Life of Goodness in Chinese Societies

by Robert P. Weller, C. Julia Huang, Keping Wu & others

<p>Free markets alone do not work effectively to solve certain kinds of human problems, such as education, old age care, or disaster relief. Nor have markets ever been the sole solution to the psychological challenges of death, suffering, or ...

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Religion and Modernity

An International Comparison

by Detlef Pollack & Gergely Rosta

<p>This is not a book that provides a new integrated theory of religious change in modern societies, but rather one that develops theoretical elements that contribute to the understanding of some contemporary religious developments. Most of the ...

ISBN: 9780192521736

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Religion and Non-Religion among Australian Aboriginal Peoples

by James L. Cox & Adam Possamai

<p>Offering a significant contribution to the emerging field of 'Non-Religion Studies', <em>Religion and Non-Religion among Australian Aboriginal Peoples</em> draws on Australian 2011 Census statistics to ask whether the Indigenous Australian ...

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Religion and Public Discourse in an Age of Transition

Reflections on Bahá’í Practice and Thought

by Geoffrey Cameron & Benjamin Schewel

<p>Technology, tourism, politics, and law have connected human beings around the world more closely than ever before, but this closeness has, paradoxically, given rise to fear, distrust, and misunderstanding between nation-states and religions. ...

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Religions in the Modern World

Traditions and Transformations

by Linda Woodhead, Christopher Partridge & Hiroko Kawanami

<p><em>Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations, Third Edition</em> is the ideal textbook for those coming to the study of religion for the first time, as well as for those who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest ...

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