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CULTS, RELIGION, AND VIOLENCE. Edited by David G. Bromley and J. Gordon Melton. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 270 pp. $60.00 cloth; $22.00 paper.

THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF RELIGION: VIOLENCE IN JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, AND ISLAM. Edited by J. Harold Ellens. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2004. 4 volumes. $300.00 cloth.

SACRED FURY: UNDERSTANDING RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE. By Charles Selengut. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2003. viii + 269 pp. $69.00 cloth, $24.95 paper.

ETHNORELIGIOUS CONFLICT IN THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY: A GENERAL THEORY. By Jonathan Fox. New York: Lexington Books, 2002. ix + 253pp. $70.00 cloth.

COMPETITIVE SPIRITS: LATIN AMERICA'S NEW RELIGIOUS ECONOMY. By R. Andrew Chesnut. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. xvi +189 pp. $35.00 cloth.

NEW DAY BEGUN: AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCHES AND CIVIC CULTURE IN POST-CIVIL RIGHTS AMERICA. Edited by R. Drew Smith. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003. x + 310 pp. $29.95 cloth.

FAITH, MORALITY, AND CIVIL SOCIETY. Edited by Dale McConkey and Peter Augustine Lawler. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2003. xvii + 232 pp. $70.00 cloth; $24.95 paper.

RELIGION AS SOCIAL CAPITAL: PRODUCING THE COMMON GOOD. Edited by Corwin Smidt. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2003. vii + 266 pp. $34.95 paper.

THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT IN AMERICAN POLITICS: MARCHING TO THE MILLENNIUM. Edited by John C. Green, Mark J. Rozell, and Clyde Wilcox. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003. viii + 296 pp. $44.95 cloth; $24.95 paper.

THE PROPHETIC PULPIT: CLERGY, CHURCHES, AND COMMUNITIES IN AMERICAN POLITICS. By Paul A. Djupe and Christopher P. Gilbert. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2003. xi + 257 pp. $80.00 cloth; $28.95 paper.

BLACK MAGIC: RELIGION AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CONJURING TRADITION. By Yvonne P. Chireau. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2003. ix + 222 pp. $34.95, cloth.

Document Type: Book Review

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5906.2004.00247.x

Publication date: September 1, 2004

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