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Books

  • Dynamics of Faith, Paul Tillich
  • The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, Emile Durkheim
  • Future of an Illusion, Sigmund Freud
  • The Idea of the Holy, Rudolf Otto
  • The Interpretation of Cultures, Clifford Geertz
  • A Magic Still Dwells: Comparative Religion in the Postmodern Age, edited by Kimberley Patton
  • Man and His Symbols, C.G. Jung
  • Patterns in Comparative Religion, Mircea Eliade
  • The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell
  • The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber
  • Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo, Mary Douglas
  • Readings in Ritual Studies, edited by Ronald Grimes
  • Religion and the Creation of Race and Ethnicity, edited by Craig R. Prentiss
  • Religious Studies: The Making of a Discipline, Walter H. Capps
  • The Rites of Passage, Arnold van Gennep
  • The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure, Victor Turner
  • The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion, Mircea Eliade
  • Seven Theories of Religion, Daniel Pals.
  • Theology and Culture, Paul Tillich
  • Varieties of Religious Experience, William James
  • Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief, Andrew Newberg, Eugene d'Aquili, and Vince Rause
  • Why Religion Matters, Huston Smith
  • Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion, edited by Carol Christ and Judith Plaskow

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GENERAL REFERENCE
THEORY AND METHOD
BUDDHISM
CHINESE RELIGIONS
CHRISTIANITY
INDIAN RELIGIONS
INDIGENOUS AND ANCIENT RELIGIONS
ISLAM
JAPANESE RELIGIONS
JUDAISM
RELIGION IN AMERICA
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