Great New Books on Religion -- Reading List for 2009

A Listmania! list by praxishabitus "reader, researcher, reflector" (Los Angeles, CA USA)
 
Hollywood Faith: Holiness, Prosperity, and Ambition in a Los Angeles Church
1.  Hollywood Faith: Holiness, Prosperity, and Ambition in a Los Angeles Church by Gerardo Marti
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  "Fascinating look at how Hollywood Christians manage the tensions of pursuing faith and fame. Includes background and reflection on love-hate relationship between Christianity and Hollywood."
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A Secular Age
2.  A Secular Age by Charles Taylor
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  "Grand discussion of meaning of secularism in a continuing religious age."
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A Mosaic of Believers: Diversity and Innovation in a Multiethnic Church
3.  A Mosaic of Believers: Diversity and Innovation in a Multiethnic Church by Gerardo Marti
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The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West
4.  The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West by Mark Lilla
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  "Relationship between religion and politics from the Englightenment forward."
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The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century
5.  The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century by Stephen Ellingson
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  "How the success of evangelical megachurches is affecting the ministry approaches of mainline churches."
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Beyond Megachurch Myths: What We Can Learn from America's Largest Churches
6.  Beyond Megachurch Myths: What We Can Learn from America's Largest Churches by Scott Thumma
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  "Listing of wrong beliefs about megachurches -- and what it means for all of us."
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Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite
7.  Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite by D. Michael Lindsay
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  "Comprehensive discussion of powerful evangelicals based on extensive interviews with today's power players.  Traces evangelicaism from being marginalized believers to becoming active participants in circles of American power."
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Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience
8.  Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience by Carolyn Chen
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  "Taiwanese in Los Angeles -- and the religious transformation of their lives of faith through immigration."
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Witnessing Suburbia: Conservatives and Christian Youth Culture
9.  Witnessing Suburbia: Conservatives and Christian Youth Culture by Eileen Luhr
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  "Historical analysis of conservative shift from critique to engagement of popular culture."
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