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American Cosmic

UFOs, Religion, Technology

by D.W. Pasulka

<p>More than half of American adults and more than seventy-five percent of young Americans believe in intelligent extraterrestrial life. This level of belief rivals that of belief in God. <em>American Cosmic</em> examines the mechanisms at work ...

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American Covenant

A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present

by Philip Gorski

<p><strong>The long battle between exclusionary and inclusive versions of the American story</strong></p> <p>Was America founded as a Christian nation or a secular democracy? Neither, argues Philip Gorski in <em>American Covenant</em>. What the

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American Protestantism in the Age of Psychology

by Dr Stephanie Muravchik

<p>Many have worried that the ubiquitous practice of psychology and psychotherapy in America has corrupted religious faith, eroded civic virtue and weakened community life. But an examination of the history of three major psycho-spiritual ...

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American Saint

Francis Asbury and the Methodists

by John Wigger

<p>English-born Francis Asbury was one of the most important religious leaders in American history. Asbury single-handedly guided the creation of the American Methodist church, which became the largest Protestant denomination in ...

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American Televangelism and Participatory Cultures

Fans, Brands, and Play With Religious "Fakes"

by Denis J. Bekkering

<p>This book examines unintended participatory cultures and media surrounding the American televangelists Robert Tilton and Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner. It brings to light heavily ironic fan followings; print, audio, and video projects; public ...

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Amish Quilts

Crafting an American Icon

by Janneken Smucker

<p>Quilts have become a cherished symbol of Amish craftsmanship and the beauty of the simple life. Country stores in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and other tourist regions display row after row of handcrafted quilts. In luxury homes, office ...

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Among Russian Sects and Revolutionists

The Extraordinary Life of Prince D. A. Khilkov

by Graham Camfield

<p>In his lifetime Prince Dmitrii Aleksandrovich Khilkov (1857–1914) became known in a number of seemingly contradictory roles and contexts: courageous officer, Tolstoyan, defender of the oppressed, leader of the Dukhobor exodus, revolutionary ...

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An Aural-Performance Analysis of Revelation 1 and 11

by Kayle B. de Waal

<p>This book breaks fresh ground in the interpretation of the Apocalypse with an interdisciplinary methodology called aural-performance criticism that assesses how the first-century audience would have heard the Apocalypse. First-century media ...

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An Avant-garde Theological Generation

The Nouvelle Théologie and the French Crisis of Modernity

by Jon Kirwan

<p>An Avant-garde Theological Generation offers a clearer understanding of the Jesuit theologians and philosophers who comprised the group known the 'Fourvière Jesuits'. Led by Henri de Lubac and Jean Daniélou, they formed part of the nouvelle ...

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An Early History of Compassion

Emotion and Imagination in Hellenistic Judaism

by Françoise Mirguet

<p>In this book, Françoise Mirguet traces the appropriation and reinterpretation of pity by Greek-speaking Jewish communities of Late Antiquity. Pity and compassion, in this corpus, comprised a hybrid of Hebrew, Greek, and Roman constructions; ...

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An Equal Joy

Reflection on God, Death and Belonging

by Catherine Lim

<p>“I have noticed, increasingly, that people after the age of 65 or thereabouts begin to experience the fear of death in a very palpable way. While in their childhood and youth they had viewed death as happening only to grandparents, while in ...

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An Honorable Man

A Cold War Spy Thriller

by Paul Vidich

<p><strong>'Cold War spy fiction in the grand tradition, neatly plotted betrayals in that shadow world where no one can be trusted and agents are haunted by their own moral compromises' - Joseph Kanon, New York Times bestselling author of ...

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An Introduction to Catholic Ethics since Vatican II

by Andrew Kim

<p>This introduction provides a comprehensive overview of the development of Catholic ethics in the wake of the Second Vatican Council (1962–5), an event widely considered crucial to the reconciliation of the Catholic Church and the modern ...

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An Introduction to Christianity

by Linda Woodhead

An Introduction to Christianity examines the key figures, events and ideas of two thousand years of Christian history and places them in context. It considers the religion in its material as well as its spiritual dimensions and explores its ...

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An Introduction to Design Arguments

by Benjamin C. Jantzen

<p>The history of design arguments stretches back to before Aquinas, who claimed that things which lack intelligence nevertheless act for an end to achieve the best result. Although science has advanced to discredit this claim, it remains true ...

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An Introduction to German Pietism

Protestant Renewal at the Dawn of Modern Europe

by Douglas H. Shantz

<p><em>An Introduction to German Pietism</em> provides a scholarly investigation of a movement that changed the history of Protestantism. The Pietists can be credited with inspiring both Evangelicalism and modern individualism.</p> <p>Taking ...

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An Introduction to Islam

by David Waines

<p>This wide-ranging account of the history and theology of one of the world's most dynamic religions tells the story of Islamic beliefs and practices as they developed from the earliest times down to the present day. For this revised and ...

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An Introduction to Islamic Law

by Wael B. Hallaq

<p>The study of Islamic law can be a forbidding prospect for those entering the field for the first time. Wael Hallaq, a leading scholar and practitioner of Islamic law, guides students through the intricacies of the subject in this absorbing ...

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An Introduction to Jewish-Christian Relations

by Edward Kessler

<p>Relations between Christians and Jews over the past two thousand years have been characterised to a great extent by mutual distrust and by Christian discrimination and violence against Jews. In recent decades, however, a new spirit of ...

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An Introduction to Judaism

by Nicholas de Lange

<p>In this book contemporary Judaism is presented in all its rich diversity, including both traditional and modern theologies as well as secular forms of Jewish identity. While the focus of the book is on developments that have taken place in ...

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