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  • Christianityby Linda Woodhead

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 9.99

    Christianity: A Very Short Introduction offers an overview of the world's largest religion. more...

  • Christianityby Linda Woodhead

    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...

  • A Sociology of Religious Emotionby Ole Riis; Linda Woodhead

    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...

  • Religion and Change in Modern Britainby Linda Woodhead; Rebecca Catto

    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...

  • Peter Berger and the Study of Religionby Paul Heelas; David Martin; Linda Woodhead

    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...

  • A Sociology of Prayerby Professor Giuseppe Giordan; Professor Linda Woodhead; Dr Rebecca Catto

    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...

  • Religion and Legal Pluralismby Dr Russell Sandberg; Dr Rebecca Catto; Professor Linda Woodhead

    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...

  • Everyday Lived Islam in Europeby Dr Nadia Jeldtoft; Dr Nathal M Dessing; Professor Jørgen S Nielsen; Professor Linda Woodhead

    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 people’s 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...

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