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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 39.95
Prayer is a central aspect of religion. Even amongst those who have abandoned organized religion levels of prayer remain high. Yet the most basic questions remain unaddressed: What exactly is prayer? How does it vary? Why do people pray and in what situations and settings? Does prayer imply a god, and if so, what sort? A Sociology of Prayer addresses... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95
In recent years, there have been a number of concerns about the recognition of religious laws and the existence of religious courts and tribunals. There has also been the growing literature on legal pluralism which seeks to understand how more than one legal system can and should exist within one social space. However, whilst a number of important... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99
At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, this Very Short Introduction offers an important overview of the world's largest religion.Exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity, and tracing its course over two millennia, Linda Woodhead provides a fresh, lively,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 34.99
This timely book aims to change the way we think about religion by putting emotion back onto the agenda. It challenges a tendency to over-emphasise rational aspects of religion, and rehabilitates its embodied, visceral and affective dimensions. Against the view that religious emotion is a purely private matter, it offers a new framework which shows... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
This book offers a fully up-to-date and comprehensive guide to religion in Britain since 1945. A team of leading scholars provide a fresh analysis and overview, with a particular focus on diversity and change. They examine: relations between religious and secular beliefs and institutions the evolving role and status of the churches the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95
Peter Berger is the most influential contemporary sociologist of religion. This collection of essays is the first in-depth study of his contribution to the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to his work and to current thought in the study of religion. Themes addressed include: * Berger on religion and theology * Religion, spirituality and... more...
- I.B.Tauris 1999; US$ 14.95
Cultural critics across disciplines present this thoughtful, illuminating discussion of the myth of Diana, her career, appeal and iconicity, which will appeal to scholars and general readers alike. Chapters include: the Hollywoodisation of Diana; Diana as symbol of global consumption and suffering; Diana and Islam; spatial Diana; Diana as exemplar... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95
Is it true that Christianity is being marginalised by the secular media, at the expense of Islam? Are the mass media Islamophobic? Is atheism on the rise in media coverage? Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred explores such questions and argues that television and newspapers remain key sources of popular information about religion.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
This book offers a new direction for the study of contemporary Islam by focusing on what being Muslim means in peoples everyday lives. It complements existing studies by focusing not on mosque-going, activist and devout Muslims, but on those who are nominal believers, or who put their religion to work in unorthodox ways. As well as... more...