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The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

Paul Harvey and Edward Blum (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231140201
eISBN:
9780231530781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231140201.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first guide to American religious history from colonial times to the present, this anthology covers major themes and topics in the development of the diverse religious traditions of the United ... More

The Gnostic New AgeHow a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

April D. DeConick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Gnosticism is a countercultural spirituality that forever changed the practice of Christianity. Before it emerged in the second century, passage to the afterlife required obedience to God and king. ... More

The Miracle MythWhy Belief in the Resurrection and the Supernatural is Unjustified

The Miracle Myth: Why Belief in the Resurrection and the Supernatural is Unjustified

Larry Shapiro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178402
eISBN:
9780231542142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178402.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There are many who believe Moses parted the Red Sea and Jesus came back from the dead. Others are certain that exorcisms occur, ghosts haunt attics, and the blessed can cure the terminally ill. ... More

A None's Story"Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam"

A None's Story: "Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam"

Corinna Nicolaou

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173940
eISBN:
9780231541251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173940.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The rising population known as “nones” for its members’ lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, ... More

Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order

Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order

John Owen IV and J. Owen (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150071
eISBN:
9780231526623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150071.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Largely due to the cultural and political shift of the Enlightenment, Western societies in the eighteenth century emerged from sectarian conflict and embraced a more religiously moderate path. The ... More

What Matters?Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age

What Matters?: Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age

Courtney Bender and Ann Taves (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156851
eISBN:
9780231504683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156851.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Over the past decade, religious, secular, and spiritual distinctions have broken down, forcing scholars to rethink secularity and its relationship to society. Since classifying a person, activity, or ... More

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