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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95
Society Shaped by Theology explores the possibility that theological concepts may sometimes still be influential in the modern world. It follows in the tradition of Max Weber, arguing that theological virtues and debates can at times be transposed, wittingly or unwittingly, into society at large. Gill examines the unusual instance of the public debate... more...
- Blue Dome Press 2013; US$ 9.99
?Hizmet??or the Gülen Movement referring to name of the renowned Turkish scholar Fethullah Gülen?originated in 1970s? Turkey as a faith-inspired initiative to improve educational opportunities for a local community; since then, it has grown into a transnational educational, inter-cultural and interfaith movement. This book is intended to summarize... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 44.95
This volume gives a concise but comprehensive overview of the rich diversity of prophecy, its role in major world religions as well as in new religions and alternative spiritualties, its social dynamics and its impact on individuals lives. Academic analyses are complemented with contextualized primary source testimonies of those who live and... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
Presenting rich, interdisciplinary empirical studies of death rituals and practices across the globe, from the US and Europe, Asia, The Middle East, Australasia and Africa, Taming Time, Timing Death explores the manner in which social technologies and rituals have been and are implemented to avoid, delay or embrace death, or communicate with the dead,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 35.99
There is No God: Atheists in America answers several questions pertaining to how the atheist population has grown from relatively small numbers to have a disproportionately large impact on important issues of our day, such as the separation of church and state, abortion, gay marriage, and public school curricula. Williamson and Yancey answer the... more...
- Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99
Informative and at times controversial, this book examines the rise of Islam in American and clearly shows it will be a force to reckon with for some time. In 1975, Leo Rosten published his Religions of America, an exhaustive compilation of statistical information on every major and minor group of believers in the country. In retrospect, it may seem... more...
- Prometheus Books 2010; US$ 11.99
A thorough and hard-hitting critique that is a must read for anyone interested in the interaction between religion and science. It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic scientists that religion and science have never been in serious conflict. Some even claim that Christianity was responsible for the development... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 37.00
Why have multiple mega-church leaders?Ted Haggard and Bishop Eddie Long, for example?committed acts of sexual misconduct? This book discusses the reasons in depth and examines how these acts are impacting the future of megachurches. more...
- Abingdon Press 2003; US$ 8.00
The brief chapters of this ebook cover a variety of topics: biblical literalism; the power of biblical witness; biblical authority as related to homosexuality, divorce, violence, and women; the nature and person of Jesus; hope in the church; leadership; and racism. more...
- Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 23.95
Judaism's Encounter with American Sports examines how sports entered the lives of American Jewish men and women and how the secular values of sports threatened religious identification and observance. What do Jews do when a society -- in this case, a team -- "chooses them in," but demands commitments... more...