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The Women of Hull House
The Women of Hull House (November 1997)
A Study in Spirituality, Vocation, and Friendship
Eleanor J. Stebner - Author

Stebner shows the interconnections of spirituality, vocation, and friendship and argues that individual actions for social change must take place within communities which provide a level of uniting vision yet allow for diverse actions and viewpoints.

"This book is rich. This study of women's lives--their motivations, interactions, and talents--produces a wonderfully textured book. As in life itself, the whole of these biogr...(Read More)
 
 
Pulpit Politics
Pulpit Politics (November 1996)
Faces of American Protestant Nationalism in the Twentieth Century
Warren L. Vinz - Author

Discusses the manner in which nationalistic expression forged a new religious relevance to the American experience and the extent to which these diverse styles of religious nationalism created and reflected tension in twentieth-century America.
Pulpit Politics discusses the manner in which nationalistic expression forged a new religious relevance to the American experience and the extent to which these diverse styles of religious n...(Read More)
 
 
Religious and Social Ritual
Religious and Social Ritual (February 1996)
Interdisciplinary Explorations
Michael B. Aune - Editor
Valerie DeMarinis - Editor

Examines particular rituals (social and religious) as a special kind of cultural performance or interaction in a wide variety of traditions and locations.
"This is a very timely work in a field of enquiry that has tremendous implications for human praxis. It articulates what many skilled practitioners of liturgical and ritual arts have known for centuries, but it does so within new 'episteme'(Foucault) or new styles of knowing and legitim...(Read More)
 
 
America's Alternative Religions
America's Alternative Religions (July 1995)
Timothy Miller - Editor

This is a source of reliable information on the most important new and alternative religions covering history, theology, impact on the culture, and current status. It includes a chapter on the Branch Davidians.

This is a single-volume source of reliable information on the most important alternative religions, covering for each such essentials as history, theology, impact on the culture, and current status. The chapters of the book we...(Read More)
 
 
Arguing About Sex
Arguing About Sex (July 1995)
The Rhetoric of Christian Sexual Morality
Joseph Monti - Author

This book is about current issues in sexual morality, the Christian church, and moral argument in late modernity.
"The author achieves a synthesis that is rare and difficult. By shifting the initial focus away from narrowly envisioned discussions of sexual morality to its larger, cultural, ecclesial or communal, and historical contexts, the author does great service in articulating a very 'rich' praxis appropriate to the cultural-spiritu...(Read More)
 
 
On Losing the Soul
On Losing the Soul (July 1995)
Essays in the Social Psychology of Religion
Richard K. Fenn - Editor
Donald Capps - Editor

This book introduces the notion of the soul and explores some of the indications, causes, and consequences for its being missing, especially in discussions of individuality.
"The various essays in this book address one of the great deficiencies in the social sciences--an in-depth discussion of soul, transcendence, and the feeling of finitude humans face but which traditional social scientific discussion refuses to consider. The authors po...(Read More)
 
 
Transgressive Corporeality
Transgressive Corporeality (July 1995)
The Body, Poststructuralism and the Theological Imagination
Diane MacDonald - Author

This book examines embodiment and poststructuralism as they pertain to theological method.
"This is a fine and scholarly text on topics of contemporary interest. The author succeeds in opening new space for theology to begin to re-figure and re-form itself." -- Sue L. Cataldi, Moorhead State University
This study begins with Nietzsche's attempt to subvert the projects of classical and modern metaphysics through an unmasking of their a...(Read More)
 
 
Religion and Practical Reason
Religion and Practical Reason (October 1994)
New Essays in the Comparative Philosophy of Religions
Frank E. Reynolds - Editor
David Tracy - Editor

“It is exciting to read this kind of intellectual adventure in process. The material is at the cutting edge of an aspect of contemporary religious studies. It is probing towards methodological principles that could be used to further comparative philosophy of religion. The bridges across traditions at a metalevel are intriguing and challenging.” — Earle H. Waugh, St. Thomas University

This book contains pr...(Read More)
 
 
The Religious Critic in American Culture
The Religious Critic in American Culture (August 1994)
William Dean - Author

Winner of the 1995 American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion for the Outstanding Book in Constructive-Reflective Studies

“William Dean has written a powerful book for our time—the best case for serious public intellectuals we have!” — Cornel West, Harvard University

"This book engages the reader in an exploration of a related set of ideas, ideas that are timely, com...(Read More)
 
 
Tocqueville's Civil Religion
Tocqueville's Civil Religion (July 1994)
American Christianity and the Prospects for Freedom
Sanford Kessler - Author

Sanford Kessler offers a provocative and timely analysis of Alexis de Tocqueville's views on the relationship between Christianity and American democracy. These views are central to Tocqueville's discussions of the moral requirements of freedom and the tasks of democratic statesmanship.

Tocqueville's thinking about American religion is highly relevant to contemporary debates regarding America's origins, the current strength of American Chris...(Read More)
 
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