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  • Popvirusby Monique Aerts; Marcel van den Haak

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 28.75

    Er waart een popvirus door het land. Steeds meer sferen in de samenleving lijken gepopulariseerd te worden. Religie vindt een nieuwe weg op de videowebsite GodTube.com; debatten over islam en integratie worden voor een breed en jong publiek gebracht in televisieseries als Dunya en Desie; HEMA-posters en videoclips rukken op in kunstmusea. Soms gebeurt... more...

  • Religion in America Since 1945by Patrick Allitt

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Moving far beyond the realm of traditional "church history," Patrick Allitt here offers a vigorous and erudite survey of the broad canvas of American religion since World War II. Identifying the major trends and telling moments within major denominations and also in less formal religious movements, he asks how these religious groups have shaped, and... more...

  • Pillars of Faithby Nancy Tatom Ammerman

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    At the close of the twentieth century the United States was, by all accounts, among the most religious of modern Western nations. Pillars of Faith describes the diversity of tradition and the commonality of organizational strategy that characterize the more than 300,000 congregations in the United States, arguing that they provide the social bonds,... more...

  • Self-Help and Popular Religion in Modern American Cultureby Roy M. Anker

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 99.00

    The second of two volumes on the relationship between popular religion and the self-help tradition in American culture, this book continues chronologically and spans from Romanticism and the Gilded Age through Norman Vincent Peale and Robert Schuller. more...

  • Der Arbeitgeber Kirche und sein Verhältnis zu Muslimen und Konfessionslosenby Altan Ari

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 15.16

    Die Kirchen und ihr zugehörige Wohlfahrtsverbände gehören zusammengefasst zu den größten Arbeitgebern hierzulande. Insbesondere in der Wohlfahrtspflege stehen die Angebote der kirchlichen Träger jedem, ungeachtet der Religionszugehörigkeit offen. Doch wie verhält es sich mit der Einstellung von Muslimen und Konfessionslosen in den kirchlichen Dienst?... more...

  • The Uses of Paradoxby Matthew Bagger

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    In this groundbreaking comparative study, Matthew Bagger investigates the role of paradox in Western and Asian religious discourse. Drawing on both philosophy and social scientific theory, he offers a naturalistic explanation of religion's oft-noted propensity to sublime paradox and argues that religious thinkers employ intractable paradoxes as the... more...

  • The Rastafariansby Leonard Barrett

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 19.00

    The classic work on the history and beliefs of the Rastafarians, whose roots of protest go back to the seventeenth-century maroon societies of escaped slaves in Jamaica. Based on an extensive study of the Rastafarians, their history, their ideology, and their influence in Jamaica, The Rastafarians is an important contribution to the sociology of... more...

  • Religion in Americaby Timothy Beal

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 9.99

    It's hard to think of a single aspect of American culture, past or present, in which religion has not played a major role. The roles religion plays, moreover, become more bewilderingly complex and diverse every day. For all those who want--whether out of curiosity, necessity, or civic duty--a vivid picture and fuller understanding of the current... more...

  • Religion and Diversity in Canadaby Lori G. Beaman; Peter Beyer

    BRILL 2008; US$ 123.00

    Multiculturalism, diversity and globalization have become important conceptual identity markers in Canadian society. This book explores the intersections of diversity, foregrounding religion as the primary focus of analysis. It elucidates the Canadian case while also having relevance for understanding this critical issue globally. more...

  • Heaven's Kitchenby Courtney Bender

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    How do people practice religion in their everyday lives? How do our daily encounters with people who hold different religious beliefs shape the way we understand our own moral and spiritual selves? In Heaven's Kitchen , Courtney Bender takes a highly original approach to answering these questions. For more than a year she worked in New York City... more...