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Folklore



link to catalog page BRUNVAND, The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story Author: Jan Harold Brunvand
Pub Date: 2001

Don't believe everything you hear   learn more...

link to catalog page ODEN, The Bible Without Theology

The Bible Without Theology

The Theological Tradition and Alternatives to It

Author: Robert A. Oden, Jr.
Pub Date: December 2000

This is an examination of portions of the (Hebrew) Bible [Old Testament] through historical mythical parallels, anthropology, and other scientific methods to bring a refreshing new understanding of the biblical texts.   learn more...

link to catalog page STANLEY, Cowboy Poets and Cowboy Poetry Author: Edited by David Stanley and Elaine Thatcher
Pub Date: December 2000

This is the first sustained and serious look at the traditions, history, and contribution that cowboy poets and cowboy poetry have made to American life and culture.   learn more...

link to catalog page GEROULD, The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead

The History of a Folk Story

Author: Gordon Hall Gerould Introduction by Norm Cohen
Pub Date: June 2000

An early example of folklore scholarship, also a highly readable and fascinating collection chronicling the recurring legends of the Grateful Dead (from which, by the way, the rock band did get its name).   learn more...

link to catalog page DELUMEAU, History of Paradise

History of Paradise

The Garden of Eden in Myth and Tradition

Author: Jean Delumeau
Pub Date: May 2000

A fascinating and delightful voyage that shows us how Paradise-on-Earth was a reality for some and how those early pilgrimages have shaped our literature and our lives today   learn more...

link to catalog page CONNOR, Imagining Grace

Imagining Grace

Liberating Theologies in the Slave Narrative Tradition

Author: Kimberly Rae Connor
Pub Date: March 2000

Extends the tradition of the slave narrative to contemporary artists and demonstrates how they all work toward a “liberation theology”--even though it may not be traditionally Christian or sacred.   learn more...

link to catalog page COHEN, Long Steel Rail

Long Steel Rail

The Railroad in American Folksong (2d ed.)

Author: Norm Cohen
Pub Date: May 2000

The largest and most authoritative source on railroad folksong   learn more...

link to catalog page SILVERMAN, Polish-American Folklore Author: Deborah Anders Silverman
Pub Date: June 2000

A rich and thorough investigation of the life and ways of American descendents of Polish immigrants--with photographs, firsthand observations, and interviews   learn more...

link to catalog page NIDITCH, A Prelude to Biblical Folklore

A Prelude to Biblical Folklore

Underdogs and Tricksters

Author: Susan Niditch
Pub Date: February 2000

Linking Old Testament heroes to the legendary underdogs and tricksters of other cultures, the author shows how the ancient Israelites worldview and self image are reflected in the way biblical authors told their stories.   learn more...

link to catalog page REMSBERG, Riders for God

Riders for God

The Story of a Christian Motorcycle Gang

Author: Rich Remsberg
Pub Date: September 2000

A beautifully done photo-documentary book that explores the highly unusual world of a subset of Bikers who coninue their Biker lifestyle, but in the service of Christianity.   learn more...

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