A cross-case analysis of fifteen faith communities striving to care for the earth and live more sustainably.
Explores the significance of Indian control spirits as a dominating force in nineteenth-century American Spiritualism.
Offers an overview of Sufism in North America.
Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.
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.
Considers the legacy and future of radical theology.
Considers the legacy of Thomas Merton and his relevance for contemporary times.
Robert Baker Aitken’s correspondence with Buddhist sympathizers and solo practitioners reveals a significant, little-understood aspect of American Buddhism.
A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.
Considers the contributions and contemporary significance of Alan Watts.
A Quaker lawyer looks at Friends’ relationship with the American legal system and at Friends’ legal ethics.
Explores the relationship between feminism and New Age Culture.
Explores a range of Buddhist perspectives in a distinctly American context.
A history of the Sandemanians, a little-known but ultimately influential Christian sect in colonial America.
Fascinating stories of ordinary people in the Middle Colonies who remained loyal to the Crown.
Looks at Buddhist influences in American literature and how literature has shaped the reception of Buddhism in North America.
Looks at the history and revival of religious naturalism, a spiritual path without a supreme being.
A fascinating look at Hindu gurus with significant followings in the United States.
Argues for American national narratives in Christian theology that respect the separation of church and state and a diverse, multifaith society.
An account of how the Nevada Desert Experience—the nonviolent protest against nuclear testing that has been ongoing since the 1980s—has created a unique spiritual practice combining religious ritual and political action.
Argues that while contemporary American philosophies and philosophers of religion are proclaiming the end of theology, a neopragmatism has arrived to fill the void in meaning and moral fulfillment to which theology once supplied answers.
Reappraises the work of Shailer Mathews, a leading but long-neglected theologian of the social gospel movement whose work prefigures contemporary liberation theologies.
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.
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.
This book contains programmatic essays that focus on broad-ranging proposals for re-envisioning a discipline of comparative philosophy of religions. It also contains a number of case studies focussing ...