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- OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 7.99
In this Very Short Introduction Linda Woodhead explores the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity and its course over two millennia, including its geographical spread and struggles with modernity. This new edition is a candid portrait of Christianity's past and present, and its importance in the twenty-first century. more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 34.99
Challenging a contemporary tendency to over-emphasise the rational aspects of religion, Riis and Woodhead present a new methodology which shows how religious emotions arise in the varied interactions between human agents and religious communities, human agents and objects of devotion, and communities and sacred symbols. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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$ 149.95
As we enter the twenty-first century, the role of religion within civic society has become an issue of central concern across the world. The complex trends of secularism, multiculturalism and the rise of religiously motivated violence raise fundamental questions about the relationship between political institutions, civic culture and religious groups.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 49.95
Religious diversity is an ever present, and increasingly visible, reality in cities across the world. It is an issue of immediate concern to city leaders and members of religious communities but do we really know what ordinary members of the public, the people who live in the city, really think about it? Major news items, inter-religious violence... more...
- 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...