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The Specter of the Indian
The Specter of the Indian (September 2017)
Race, Gender, and Ghosts in American Seances, 1848-1890
Kathryn Troy - Author

Explores the significance of Indian control spirits as a dominating force in nineteenth-century American Spiritualism.

The Specter of the Indian unveils the centrality of Native American spirit guides during the emergent years of American Spiritualism. By pulling together cultural and political history; the studies of religion, race, and gender; and the ghostly, Kathryn Troy offers a new layer of understa...(Read More)
 
 
Living Sufism in North America
Living Sufism in North America (October 2015)
Between Tradition and Transformation
William Rory Dickson - Author

Offers an overview of Sufism in North America.

In this book, William Rory Dickson explores Sufism as a developing tradition in North America, one that exists in diverse and beguiling forms. Sufism’s broad-minded traditions of philosophy, poetry, and spiritual practice infused Islamic civilization for centuries and drew the attention of interested Westerners. By the early twentieth century, Sufism was being...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhism beyond Borders
Buddhism beyond Borders (June 2015)
New Perspectives on Buddhism in the United States
Scott A. Mitchell - Editor
Natalie E. F. Quli - Editor

FINALIST 2015 ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Religion Category
Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.

Buddhism beyond Borders provides a fresh consideration of Buddhism in the American context. It includes both...(Read More)
 
 
Upstate Cauldron
Upstate Cauldron (June 2015)
Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State
Joscelyn Godwin - Author

Bronze Medalist 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the US Northeast – Best Regional Non-Fiction Category

HONORABLE MENTION 2015
ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Religion Category

A guide to the phenomenal crop of prophets, cults, and utopian communit...(Read More)
 
 
Bringing Zion Home
Bringing Zion Home (February 2015)
Israel in American Jewish Culture, 1948-1967
Emily Alice Katz - Author

Demonstrates how American Jews used culture—art, dance, music, fashion, literature—to win the hearts and minds of postwar Americans to the cause of Israel.

Bringing Zion Home examines the role of culture in the establishment of the “special relationship” between the United States and Israel in the immediate postwar decades. Many American Jews first encountered Israel through their role...(Read More)
 
 
Resurrecting the Death of God
Resurrecting the Death of God (May 2014)
The Origins, Influence, and Return of Radical Theology
Daniel J. Peterson - Editor
G. Michael Zbaraschuk - Editor
Thomas J. J. Altizer - Afterword

Considers the legacy and future of radical theology.

In 1966, an infamous Time magazine cover asked “Is God Dead?” and brought the ideas of theologians William Hamilton and Thomas J. J. Altizer to the wider public. In the years that followed, both men suffered professionally and there was no notable increase to the small number of thinkers considered death of God theologians. Meanwhile, Christ...(Read More)
 
 
Thinking through Thomas Merton
Thinking through Thomas Merton (February 2014)
Contemplation for Contemporary Times
Robert Inchausti - Author

Considers the legacy of Thomas Merton and his relevance for contemporary times.

With the publication of The Seven Storey Mountain in 1948, Thomas Merton became a bestselling author, writing about spiritual contemplation in a modern context. Although Merton (1915–1968) lived as a Trappist monk, he advocated a spiritual life that was not a retreat from the world, but an alternative to it, particularly...(Read More)
 
 
Homegrown Gurus
Homegrown Gurus (November 2013)
From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism
Ann Gleig - Editor
Lola Williamson - Editor

Exploring homegrown movements and figures, proclaims “American Hinduism” as a distinct religious tradition.

Today, a new stage in the development of Hinduism in America is taking shape. After a century of experimentation during which Americans welcomed Indian gurus who adjusted their teachings to accommodate the New World context, “American Hinduism” can now rightly be called its own tradi...(Read More)
 
 
From the Shahs to Los Angeles
From the Shahs to Los Angeles (November 2012)
Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women between Religion and Culture
Saba Soomekh - Author

GOLD MEDALIST - 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Religion category

A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.

Saba Soomekh offers a fascinating portrait of three generations of women in an ethnically distinctive and little-known American Jewish community, Jew...(Read More)
 
 
Love, Roshi
Love, Roshi (October 2012)
Robert Baker Aitken and His Distant Correspondents
Helen J. Baroni - Author

Robert Baker Aitken’s correspondence with Buddhist sympathizers and solo practitioners reveals a significant, little-understood aspect of American Buddhism.

Love, Rōshi explores the relationship between Robert Baker Aitken (1917–2010), American Zen teacher and author, and his distant correspondents, individuals drawn to Zen teachings and practice through books. Aitken, founder of the Ho...(Read More)
 
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