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Religious Syncretism for Beginners.

Turns out – there is a word for what I’ve been fascinated by for some time! It even seems that it has been studied in some detail. Please suggest some readings for me so I explore this phenomenon in more depth. [more inside]
posted by Dotty on Feb 23, 2015 - 9 answers

Historical Religious Books

I just finished reading Zealot, by Reza Aslan, and I found it to be a fascinating book. I'm looking for similar books! [more inside]
posted by graventy on Mar 17, 2014 - 12 answers

History of Sociology of Religion; Why Bellah Doesn't (Much) Cite Eliade

Why does Mircea Eliade get short shrift in Robert N. Bellah's Religion in Human Evolution? [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty on Dec 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Converting a 10 year old Christian to atheism through books.

Converting a 10 year old Christian to atheism through books. [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Jul 30, 2012 - 41 answers

Christian apologetics book recommendations that accept the fact of evolution

Looking for recommendations for books on Christian apologetics that take seriously the reality of evolution rather than denying it in favor of the argument from design. [more inside]
posted by huxham on Apr 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Documentaries, books, I want it all!

Please give me some suggestions for documentaries and books I might like. [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Feb 22, 2012 - 23 answers

Books about American Christian history

Reading about the Great Awakening (first or second) and history of American religion? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on Feb 3, 2012 - 11 answers

Looking for titles to learn beginner world religions

I'm very interested in world religions. I have picked up a few titles but I find them extremely difficult I am hoping people here can recommend some starter titles. I am a masters degree educator. I know very little on this subject and I seem to get it twisted quickly. Please recommend titles to start reading to build upon. [more inside]
posted by femmme on Jan 2, 2012 - 15 answers

Please help me find an older book about secret experiments, the Antichrist, and quite possibly the end of the world.

Help-me-find-a-book-filter: a group of doctors is experimenting with death to find out if there's an afterlife. They unexpectedly unleash the Antichrist, who metes out mayhem and dire prophecies upon the unsuspecting mortal world. [more inside]
posted by i feel possessed on Sep 11, 2011 - 2 answers

What unbiased book should I read on multiculturalism, immigration and Islam in Europe?

What politically neutral book(s) should I read on multiculturalism and Islam, immigration/integration politics and/or ethnic/religious tensions in Europe? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 25, 2011 - 11 answers

Interfaith sci fi for 7th graders?

Looking for suggestions for a novel for Jewish/Christian 7th graders that explores religion-- extra points for sci fi! [more inside]
posted by akabobo on May 29, 2011 - 31 answers

ISO Jesus for Dummies, Jr.

Is there a book (or books) that explains Christianity that's suitable for an atheist 10 year old? [more inside]
posted by vespabelle on Apr 26, 2011 - 26 answers

I want something that has me engrossed straight from "In the beginning"

Recommend me a translation of the Bible (New Testament would be nice but optional) that's an engrossing read — if such a thing exists. I want a translation/interpretation that places emphasis on the story being told. [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Jan 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Understanding the world by reading books

Suggest books that illuminate world-views and the way perception is flavored by ideas and sentiments! [more inside]
posted by mbrock on Aug 9, 2010 - 24 answers

What material is out there that specifically talks about doubt in Christianity?

I'm looking for books, documentary, video, anything decently published on the topic of doubt and doubting in Christianity. [more inside]
posted by superiorchicken on Jul 17, 2010 - 25 answers

Clash of the Titans (or let Them Beat Each Other Up So I Don't Have To!)

MindVirusVaccineFilter: Looking for elementary-school aged books about comparative religion for very bright kids...
posted by TigerMoth on Mar 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Book recommendations for a new Christian!

I'm looking for book recommendations for a young woman who has recently become interested in religion. Ideas please! [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Nov 22, 2009 - 20 answers

Can you recommend some Good Books for my dad?

My dad recently read The Shack and really liked it. Can you recommend other books with a spiritual leaning (not necessarily Christian) that he might also like? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Aug 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Books on impact of miracles on Latin American politics?

I'm looking for recommendations on books on purported (modern) religious miracles in Latin America, and their impact on society and politics. [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler on Jun 11, 2008 - 2 answers

Where are my fictional Brother Justins?

Book-Filter: I'm fascinated by very bad priests in fiction. Help me find some more. [more inside]
posted by Weighted Companion Cube on Apr 5, 2008 - 30 answers

Good introductory books about Islam and Middle-Eastern geo-politics?

As a student of international relations, I'm trying to acquire a broad understanding of Islam and Middle-Eastern culture. I'm looking for a few books to read in my spare time that touch on these subjects. [more inside]
posted by aheckler on Apr 2, 2008 - 14 answers

Shinto Me Timbers... help me find out more about this religion!

Looking for some recommended books and media about Shinto, especially the history, tenets and practices of it. [more inside]
posted by tittergrrl on Mar 27, 2008 - 7 answers

add to wish list, rinse, repeat

Recommendations for books about religion & theology - phenomenology of, anthropological, sociological, etc. [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Aug 3, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me remember the name of a historical book about Jesus.

I'm looking for a book I read back in 1999/2000 about Jesus. [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Nov 17, 2006 - 5 answers


There's a bit in, I'm sure, Foucault's Pendulum where one of the characters has attributed to her a heretical belief to the effect that one must experience all sins before being saved. It wasn't, I think, simply antinomianism. Is this an actual "respectable" heresy, and if so, what's it's name?
posted by kenko on Feb 7, 2006 - 8 answers

How the gurz can I get a copy of this book?

I've recently discovered a delightfully insane religion, and I want to buy their book. There are a couple of problems, though. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Jan 17, 2006 - 23 answers

Fiction dealing with religion & science with nature & ecology

I just got done reading Ishmael by Daniel Quinn for class. Now, I have to find a book that also deals with nature in the same regard to read (ie, we're destroying it- go fix it! Though it could be how nature is ours to control and we should actually exploit it more). Preferable, though not necessary, for my own pleasure would be something that intertwines religion and science with nature (from a negative or positive standpoint) into the book.
posted by jmd82 on Sep 8, 2004 - 15 answers

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