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- Baylor University Press 2003; US$ 34.95
While Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone (2000) highlighted the notion of volunteerism, little attention has been paid to religion's role in generating social capital-an ironic omission since religion constitutes the most common form of voluntary association in America today. Featuring essays by prominent social scientists, this is the first book-length... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00
Have evolution, science and the trappings of the modern world killed off God irrevocably? And what do we lose if we choose not to believe in him? From Newton and Descartes to Darwin and the discovery of the genome, religion has been pushed back further and further while science has gained ground. But what fills the void that religion leaves behind?... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 18.00
Carl Sagan's prophetic vision of the tragic resurgence of fundamentalism and the hope-filled potential of the next great development in human spirituality The late great astronomer and astrophysicist describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. Exhibiting a breadth of intellect nothing short... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
Award-winning writer Najovits shares the joy and fascination of decoding the hints and signals emanating from ancient Egypt that still illuminate civilization today. Volume II discusses Egypt's place in the history of religions and its possible influence more...
- Baylor University Press 2008; US$ 29.95
Challenging a widespread belief that religious people are politically intolerant, Marie Ann Eisenstein offers compelling evidence to the contrary. In this surprising and significant book, she thoroughly re-examines previous studies and presents new research to support her argument that there is, in fact, a positive correlation between religious belief... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 155.00
Using the tools of economics, this book analyses how religion affects decisions and outcomes in a wide range of areas, including education, employment, family size, entry into cohabitation and formal marriage, the choice of spouse and divorce. In each case, the relationships are rigorously quantified based on multivariate statistical analyses... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 169.00
The majority of social scientists and economists believed that the production and application of knowledge as a process was unrelated to the spatial context. This book features a topic, Knowledge and Space that covers various interrelated research topics, which are of political and economical relevance to society. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 28.00
Placing the neglected issue of class back into the study and understanding of religion, Sean McCloud reconsiders the meaning of class in today's world. More than a status grounded in material conditions, says McCloud, class is also an identity rhetorically and symbolically made and unmade through representations. It entails relationships, identifications,... more...