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.
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.
Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.
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.
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.
Fascinating stories of ordinary people in the Middle Colonies who remained loyal to the Crown.
Looks at the history and revival of religious naturalism, a spiritual path without a supreme being.
Essays and poems explore the contemporary relevance of Emerson’s work and thought.
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.
Creative non-fiction by a Mennonite poet that blends the history of the Amish and Mennonites, family history, and his own life story to look at how he might live in harmony with the Mennonite ideal to 'live in the world but not of it.'
This intriguing investigation of an historically embedded cultural struggle over the possession of America's "collective memory" has significant implications for how we interpret cultural conflict in past, present, and future America.
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 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 ...