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  • That Was The Church That Wasby Andrew Brown; Linda Woodhead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    The Church of England still seemed an essential part of Englishness, and even of the British state, when Mrs Thatcher was elected in 1979. The decades which followed saw a seismic shift in the foundations of the C of E, leading to the loss of more than half its members and much of its influence. In England today 'religion' has become a toxic brand,... more...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    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 growth... 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...

  • Diana, the Making of a Media Saintby Jeffrey Richards; Linda Woodhead; Scott Wilson

    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...

  • Exploring New Monastic Communitiesby Assoc Prof Stefania Palmisano; Dr Rebecca Catto; Professor Linda Woodhead

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Examining the recent radical re-invention of monastic tradition in the everyday life of New Monastic Communities, Exploring New Monastic Communities considers how, growing up in the wake of Vatican II, new Catholic communities are renewing monastic life by emphasizing the most innovative and disruptive theological aspects which they identify in 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...

  • Religion Italian Styleby Professor Franco Garelli; Dr Rebecca Catto; Professor Linda Woodhead

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Italy?s traditional subcultures - Communist, Socialist, Liberal, Republican, Right-wing - have largely dissolved and yet Catholics have retained their vitality and solidity. How can the vast majority of Italians continue to maintain some connection with Catholicism? How much is the Italian situation influenced by the closeness of the Vatican? Examining... 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...