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  • A Nation of Religions

    By Stephen Prothero

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807857700
    • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr
    • Published: October 2006
    Nation of Religions: The Politics of Pluralism in Multireligious America
  • American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon

    By Stephen Prothero

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374529567
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: September 2004
    Traces the evolution of diverse images, interpretations, and appraisals of Jesus Christ throughout American culture, explaining how the unique mix of the secular and the sacred in contemporary America is expressed in the person of Jesus. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
  • Big Sky Mind: Buddhism and the Beat Generation

    By Carole Tonkinson

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781573225014
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: September 1995
  • God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World

    By Stephen Prothero

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061571282
    • Publisher: HarperOne
    • Published: May 2011
    Argues that the differences between the world's religions are far greater than previously acknowledged, and presents cautionary advice against underestimating these differences.
  • Purified by Fire

    By Stephen Prothero

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520236882
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
    • Published: November 2002
    "Readers of Purified by Fire will find themselves enthralled by their own history and left pondering the disposition of their own remains. Prothero has crafted a thoroughly admirable book, a model for writing cultural history on religiously significant topics. The scholarship is exemplary. Prothero is accurate, critical, anlaytical, and all the while, he tells a good story." --Ronald L. Grimes, author of Reading in Ritual Studies (1996) and Deeply into the Bone: Re-Inventing Rites of Passage (2000)"In Purified by Fire Stephen Prothero deals with the history of cremation in a superbly innovative and sophisticated way. His training in American religious history and the history of religion shines through, and his ability to situate debates over cremation in the larger social and cultural ecology makes the arguments even more compelling for the reader. The scholarship here is superior."--Gary Laderman, author of The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes Toward Death, 1799-1883 (1990)
  • Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know - and Doesn't

    By Stephen Prothero

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780060846701
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Published: March 2007
    Many Americans consider themselves religious and believe religious texts contain all the answers to the universe; however, a shocking number of Americans are religiously illiterate. Now, in 'Religious Literacy,' Stephen Prothero examines this rift. Prothero believes that since many of today's public policy arguments are rooted in religious rhetoric, the proactive remedy is to return to teaching religion in public school. Prothero also tells the story of how religion has been banished in public. Prothero addresses both the core tenets of the world's major religions and the real differences among them in this engrossing and informative new volume.
  • Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--and Doesn't

    By Stephen Prothero

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060859527
    • Publisher: Harper One
    • Published: March 2008
    A religious primer serves as an argument for why religion should become a mandatory subject in American public schools, contending that most Americans are not able to identify basic tenets of their faith and that key political challenges can be better met with faith-based resolutions.
  • The Best Spiritual Writing 2013

    By Philip Zaleski

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143121534
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 2012
    This collection features essays, articles and poems selected from a wide range of journals and magazines and penned by a variety of writers, including Adam Gopnik, Edward Hirsch and Marilynne Robinson, each exploring topics in spirituality. Original. 35,000 first printing.
  • The White Buddhist: The Asian Odyssey of Henry Steel Olcott

    By Stephen Prothero

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780253222763
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: November 2010
    Denounced by the New York Times as an "unmitigated rascal" while simultaneously being lauded as a reincarnation of Gautama Buddha himself, Henry Steel Olcott (1832–1907) was friend to Madame Blavatsky, co-founder of the Theosophical Society, and an indefatigable reformer and culture broker between East and West. Olcott helped bring about a new spiritual creation, Protestant Buddhism, a creative creolization of American Protestantism, traditional Theravada Buddhism, and other influences. Stephen Prothero's portrait of Olcott is an engaging study of spiritual quest and cross-cultural encounters.

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