Book Reviews


Robert A. Hinde, Why Gods Persist: A Scientific Approach to Religion

Charles Prebish and Kenneth K. Tanaka (eds), The Faces of Buddhism in America

Janet Bennion, Women of Principle: Female Networking in Contemporary Mormonism

Robert A. Segal, Theorizing About Myth

Clifford A. Grammich, Jr., Local Baptists, Local Politics: Churches and Communities in the Middle and Uplands South

Beryl Satter, Each Mind a Kingdom: American Women, Sexual Purity, and theNew Thought Movement,1875–1920

Robert A. Orsi (ed), Gods of the City: Religion and the American Urban Landscape

Jon R. Stone (ed), The Craft of Religious Studies

Penny Edgell Becker, Congregations in Conflict: Cultural Models of Local Religious Life

Lorne L. Dawson, Cults in Context: Readings in the Study of New Religious Movements