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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more info
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Religion is an undiscovered country for much of the secular academy, which remains deeply ambivalent about it as an… more info
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Religion, Culture and Society: A Global Approach Only from TheCampusBookstore more info
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This assault is not happening from accident or whim. It is happening because disaffected liberals have deliberately set… more info
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In The Culturally Savvy Christian –his incisive critique of contemporary culture and religion–Dick Staub concludes that… more info
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For decades India has been intermittently tormented by brutal outbursts of religious violence, thrusting thousands of… more info
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"The Passion of the Christ" was an extraordinary media event. But the film has also, and more importantly, been a… more info
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This is the first undergraduate textbook on archaeology and religion. It contains examples from around the world, both… more info
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This is the first wide-ranging and accessible introduction to the fascinating subject of the New Age movement. more info
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Zen and Japanese Culture is one of the twentieth century's leading works on Zen, and a valuable source for those… more info
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Describes the teachings of the Buddha, looks at Buddhism in India, Burma, Thailand, China, Korea, and Japan, and looks… more info
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In the sixteenth century, to attempt to translate the Bible into a common tongue wasn't just difficult, it was… more info
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We are at our human best when we give and forgive.But we live in a world in which it makes little sense to do either… more info
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As one of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the twentieth century, Francis Schaeffer long pondered the fate of… more info
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Without a uniform dietary code, Christians around the world used food in strikingly different ways, developing widely… more info
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In the late Middle Ages, Europe saw the rise of one of its most virulent myths: that Jews abused the eucharistic bread… more info
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In 1999, the Reverend Jerry Falwell outed Tinky-Winky, the purple character from TV's Teletubbies. Events such as this… more info
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How to live in a supposedly faithless world threatened by religious fundamentalism? Terry Eagleton, formidable thinker… more info
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'Ageing and Spirituality Across Faiths and Cultures'. more info
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The act of converting people to certain beliefs or values is highly controversial in today's postcolonial,… more info
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The theme of 'Christianity and Classical Culture' is the fundamental change in thought and action that occurred from… more info
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An essential addition to any serious theological library. David Tracy introduces his influential concept of the… more info
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Until the close of the Second Vatican Council in 1965, the stance of the Roman Catholic Church toward the social,… more info
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Since the Taliban seized Kabul in 1996, the public has grappled with the relationship between Islamic education and… more info
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Dr Darrel Ray, psychologist and lifelong student of religion, discusses religious infection from the inside out. How… more info
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Ethics and World Religions presents eighteen original cases that discuss ethical issues of diverse peoples and… more info
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Dwight Hopkins, whose important work in Black Theology has mediated class theological concerns through the prism of… more info
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Every area of Jewish life is filled with rich symbolism and special meaning. From meals, clothing, and figures of… more info
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"Comprehensively covers all main topics and periods of Daoism. It does not stop after the Tang as earlier works tend to… more info
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What are Myth and Culture and what is their importance for understanding the development of societies, human evolution… more info
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In this new work, written before his election to the Papal throne, Joseph Ratzinger addresses the "crisis of culture"… more info
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These collected essays examine the roles of women in their churches and communities, the implication of those roles for… more info
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This original and far-reaching study looks afresh at the involvement of the Catholic Church in the cultural life of… more info
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The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture providesreaders with a concise, readable and scholarly introduction… more info
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Heralding a new era in literary studies, the Oxford English Literary History breaks the mould of traditional approaches… more info
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An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and CultureThe NIV Archaeological Study Bible sheds new light on the… more info
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This 50th-anniversary edition, with a new foreword by the distinguished historian Martin E. Marty, who regards this… more info
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Called to live in the world, but not to be of it, Christians must maintain a balancing act that becomes more precarious… more info
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The Prescientific Bible examines issues in which the view of natural and human events held by biblical authors differs… more info
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An exploration of the relationship betwen people and the land, and between agriculture and spirituality, in a number of… more info
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