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Afro-Caribbean Religions

An Introduction to Their Historical, Cultural, and Sacred Traditions

Nathanial Samuel Murrell

A comprehensive introduction to the Caribbean’s African-based religions

440 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 9 halftones, 4 maps


American Culture and Religious Diversity

A Saudi Arabian Perspective

Fahad Alhomoudi

Chronicling the unique religious-based travels of a Muslim in America

176 pages | 6 x 9


American Heathens

The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement

Jennifer Snook

An in-depth examination of American Heathenry and of those who practice and live according to its ethic

234 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 7 halftones


Animal Sacrifices

Religious Perspectives on the Use of Animals in Science

Edited by Tom Regan

Presents the teachings of the major religions of the world concerning animals and their use in science

288 pages



A Philosophical Justification

Michael Martin

Logical reasons for being an atheist

254 pages | 6 x 9


The Case Against Christianity

Michael Martin

A rational critique of Christianity

288 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Chanting Down Babylon

The Rastafari Reader

Edited by William David Spencer, Adrian Anthony McFarlane, and Nathanial Samuel Murrell

A comprehensive and indispensable study of the Rastafarian Movement

467 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 table 1 figure


Church and State in the City

Catholics and Politics in Twentieth-Century San Francisco

William Issel

How Catholic religious activism shaped the language and outcome of San Francisco's debates about over the common good and the public interest.

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones


Classical Hindu Mythology

A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas

Cornelia Dimmitt and J.A.B. van Buitenen

Fresh translations of the Mahapuranas, many available in English for the first time

388 pages | 6 x 9


Club Modernity for Reluctant Christians

Leonard Swidler

An invitation to reflect on the core values of spirituality

160 pages | 6 x 9


Coping with Poverty

Pentecostals and Christian Base Communities in Brazil

Cecília Loreto Mariz

Evangelical religion plays a new role in the lives of Brazil's poor

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Creating a Buddhist Community

A Thai Temple in Silicon Valley

Jiemin Bao

How a Thai Buddhist temple in northern California created a dynamic community that bridges national, racial, ethnic, religious, and gender differences

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 tables, 3 figures, 8 halftones


Cultures Colliding

American Missionaries, Chinese Resistance, and the Rise of Modern Institutions in China

John R. Haddad

Why American missionaries started building schools, colleges, medical schools, hospitals, and YMCA chapters in China before 1900

350 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 map


Degrees of Separation

Identity Formation While Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism

Schneur Zalman Newfield

How exiting ultra-Orthodox Judaism is not a single act of defiance, but an interactive process that extends for years after leaving

228 pages | 6 x 9


The Enigmatic Academy

Class, Bureaucracy, and Religion in American Education

Christian J. Churchill and Gerald Levy

Challenging the common idea that education can save the individual and society from major problems of the modern world

234 pages | 6 x 9