Bestsellers in Academic Religion Books

Here are the top 20 courtesy of Library Journal.

1) Opening the Qur’an: Introducing Islam’s Holy Book
Wagner, Walter H.
University of Notre Dame Press
2008. ISBN 0268044155 [9780268044152]. $45

2) What Happened at Vatican II
O’Malley, John W.
Belknap: Harvard University Press
2008. ISBN 0674031695 [9780674031692]. $29.95

3) Constant Fire: Beyond the Science vs. Religion Debate
Frank, Adam
University of California Press
2009. ISBN 0520254120 [9780520254121]. $24.95

4) Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion
Savage, Barbara Dianne
Belknap: Harvard University Press
2008. ISBN 0674031776 [9780674031777]. $27.95

5) Mexican American Religions: Spirituality, Activism, and Culture
Espinosa, Gaston
Duke University Press
2008. ISBN 0822340984 [9780822340980]. $94.95

6) Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts
Laycock, Douglas
Rowman & Littlefield
2008. ISBN 0742563251 [9780742563254]. $85

7) Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth
Schimmel, Solomon
Oxford University Press
2008. ISBN 0195188268 [9780195188264]. $29.95

8) Buddhism & Science: A Guide for the Perplexed
Lopez, Donald S.
University of Chicago Press
2008. ISBN 0226493121 [9780226493121]. $25

9) Dreaming in the World’s Religions: A Comparative History
Bulkeley, Kelly
New York University Press
2008. ISBN 0814799566 [9780814799567]. $75

10) Catholic and Feminist: The Surprising History of the American Catholic Feminist Movement
Henold, Mary J.
University of North Carolina Press
2008. ISBN 0807832243 [9780807832240]. $32

11) Society Without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment
Zuckerman, Phil
New York University Press
2008. ISBN 0814797148 [9780814797143]. $35

12) Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization’s Greatest Minds
Kraemer, Joel L.
Doubleday
2008. ISBN 038551199x [9780385511995]. $35
13) New Frontiers of Jihad: Radical Islam in Europe
Pargeter, Alison
University of Pennsylvania Press
2008. ISBN 0812241460 [9780812241464]. $34.95

14) Theology in the Context of Science
Polkinghorne, John
Yale University Press
2009. ISBN 0300149336 [9780300149333]. $26

15) Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought
Berman, Joshua
Oxford University Press
2008. ISBN 0195374703 [9780195374704]. $39.95

16) Beyond Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith Understanding in America
Niebuhr, Gustav
Viking
2008. ISBN 0670019569 [9780670019564]. $25.95

17) Peculiar Life of Sundays
Miller, Stephen
Harvard University Press
2008. ISBN 0674031687 [9780674031685]. $27.95

18) Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent: Faith and Power in the New Russia
Garrard, John Gordon
Princeton University Press
2008. ISBN 0691125732 [9780691125732]. $29.95

19) Superstition: Belief in the Age of Science
Park, Robert L.
Princeton University Press
2008. ISBN 0691133557 [9780691133553]. $24.95

20) Bible and the People
Ferrell, Lori Anne
Yale University Press
2008. ISBN 0300114249 [9780300114249]. $32.50

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