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This work records all of the different manifestrations of Native American shamanism and associated medicine powers that are known in North America. Much of the text consists of direct quotations attesting to shamans' powers, drawn from accounts ranging from…

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This volume is an important and original collection of firsthand field reports and essays on contemporary African cults and churches. Using comprehensive ethnographic information, this volume focuses on the importance of religion as an agent and symbol of social…

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This study provides the first systematic account of John Henry Newman's treatment of heresy and heretics in the early Church, and thus sheds light on an area hitherto unexplored in books about Newman.

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This book explores Evelyn Underhill's spirituality for daily living by describing aspects of her life and writings that are relevant for contemporary Christians in their daily living. It combines scholarly research and pastoral applications. The first part…

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After decades of neglect there has recently been a resurgence of interest in the history of the Church of England in "the long eighteenth century." This volume of essays brings together the fruits of some of this research, and reflects the diversity of approaches…

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Religious controversy was central to political conflict in the years leading up to the outbreak of the English Civil War. Historians have focused on one religious doctrine--predestination, but Catholic and Reformed analyzes the broader preconceptions that lay…

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This book explores the culture of conformity to the Church of England and its liturgy in the period after the Reformation and before the outbreak of the Civil War. It provides a necessary corrective to our view of religion in that period through a serious…

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This book investigates the part that Anglicanism played in the lives of lay people in England and Wales between 1689 and 1750. It is concerned with what they did rather than what they believed. Using personal papers, popular publications and church records, Jacob…

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As the United States moved from Victorian values to those of modern consumerism, the religious component of Freemasonry was increasingly displaced by a secular ideology of service (like that of business and professional clubs), and the Freemasons' psychology of…

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This is a major, groundbreaking study by a leading scholar of continental witchcraft studies, now made available to an English-speaking audience for the first time. The author has compiled a thorough overview of all known prosecutions for witchcraft in the period…

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In this important new book, David O'Connor discusses both logical and empirical forms of the problem of inscrutable evil, perennially the most difficult philosophical problem confronting theism. Arguing that both a version of theism ("friendly theism") and a…

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Western civilization has witnessed the emergence of many social discourses on love and gender. Throughout each epoch, new dialogues reflect society as a whole, and these dialogues in turn create a communicative code which assigns social roles to the genders. The…