The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V edited by Mark P. Hutchinson

Title: The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V Author: Mark P. Hutchinson Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford History of Protestant D Release Date: 2018-11 Pages: 576 The-five volume Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions series is governed by a motif of migration (‘out-of-England’). It first traces organized church traditions that arose in Britain and […]

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The Third Disestablishment: Church, State, and American Culture, 1940-1975 by Steven K. Green

Title: The Third Disestablishment: Church, State, and American Culture, 1940-1975 Author: Steven K. Green Genre: Church and state Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Release Date: 2019 Pages: 448 The Third Disestablishment examines the formative period in the development of church-state law and the rise and decline of church-state separation as a legal construct and a […]

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Among the Scientologists: History, Theology, and Praxis by Donald Westbrook

Title: Among the Scientologists: History, Theology, and Praxis Author: Donald Westbrook Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Release Date: December 3, 2018 Pages: 336 The Church of Scientology is one of the most recognizable American-born new religions, but perhaps the least understood. With academic and popular interest on the rise, many books have been […]

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Secular Nations under New Gods: Christianity’s Subversion by Technology and Politics by Willem H. Vanderburg

Title: Secular Nations under New Gods: Christianity's Subversion by Technology and Politics Author: Willem H. Vanderburg Genre: RELIGION Publisher: University of Toronto Press Release Date: January 18, 2019 Pages: 448 Ever since Max Weber’s study of the role Protestantism played in our civilization, the role of Christianity in our world has been much debated. This […]

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Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America by Michael Winship

Title: Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America Author: Michael Winship Release Date: February 26, 2019 Pages: 368 An innovative and compelling study of puritanism that follows the full sweep of the movement’s history in England and America Begun in the mid-sixteenth century by Protestant nonconformists keen to reform England’s church and […]

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Passages and Afterworlds: Anthropological Perspectives on Death in the Caribbean by Maarit Forde and Yanique Hume (eds.)

Title: Passages and Afterworlds: Anthropological Perspectives on Death in the Caribbean Author: Maarit Forde, Yanique Hume (editors) Genre: History Publisher: Religious Cultures of African Release Date: December 14, 2018 Pages: 312 The contributors to Passages and Afterworlds explore death and mortuary rituals across the Caribbean, showing how racial, cultural and class differences have been deployed […]

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The Fetish Revisited: Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make by J. Lorand Matory

Title: The Fetish Revisited Author: J. Lorand Matory Genre: Africa Release Date: October 5, 2018 Pages: 392 J. Lorand Matory casts an Afro-Atlantic eye on European social theory to show how Marx’s and Freud’s conceptions of the fetish illuminate and misrepresent the nature of Africa’s gods while demonstrating that Afro-Atlantic gods have their own social […]

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Righteous Gentiles: Religion, Identity, and Myth in John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel by Sean Durbin

Title: Righteous Gentiles: Religion, Identity, and Myth in John Hagee's Christians United for Israel Author: Sean Durbin Genre: Religion Publisher: Studies in Critical Research on Religion Release Date: November 29, 2018 In Righteous Gentiles Sean Durbin critically analyses the rhetoric of prominent Christian Zionists in America and the way their strategies of mythmaking function to […]

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American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975 by Catherine R. Osborne

Title: American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975 Author: Catherine R. Osborne Publisher: University of Chicago Release Date: 2018 Format: Hardback In the mid-twentieth century, American Catholic churches began to shed the ubiquitous spires, stained glass, and gargoyles of their European forebears, turning instead toward startling and more angular […]

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