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- OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
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 US$ 30.09
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$ 16.99
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 64.95
Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations, Third Edition is the ideal textbook for those coming to the study of religion for the first time, as well as for those who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest perspectives in the field. This third edition contains new and upgraded pedagogic features, including chapter summaries,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
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 Muslims, but on how people live out their faith in schools, workplaces and homes, and in dealing with problems of health, wellbeing and relationships.... more...