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Philosophy of religion. Psychology of religion. Religion in relation to other subjects

  • Sociological Theory and the Question of Religionby Andrew McKinnon; Marta Trzebiatowska

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book offers a variety of theoretical perspectives on the study of religion that bridge the gap between mainstream concerns of sociologists and the sociology of religion. Following an assessment of the current state of the field, the authors develop an emerging critical perspective within the sociology of religion with particular focus on the importance... more...

  • The Roots of Religionby Roger Trigg; Justin L. Barrett

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The cognitive science of religion is a new discipline that looks at the roots of religious belief in the cognitive architecture of the human mind. This book deals with the philosophical and theological implications of the cognitive science of religion which grounds religious belief in human cognitive structures: religious belief is ‘natural’,... more...

  • Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sitesby Elazar Barkan; Karen Barkey

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    This anthology explores the dynamics of shared religious sites in Turkey, the Balkans, Palestine/Israel, Cyprus, and Algeria, indicating where local and national stakeholders maneuver between competition and cooperation, coexistence and conflict. Contributors probe the notion of coexistence and the logic that underlies centuries of “sharing,? exploring... more...

  • In Search of Solutionsby Clinton Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Religion has played a role in conflict throughout history, with religious scriptures often being used to justify violence.? In Search of Solutions evaluates the role of religion in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Israel-Palestine. The book argues that religion has a tendency towards conflict and that peace is best guaranteed when human individuals commune... more...

  • Bourdieu on Religionby Terry Rey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Pierre Bourdieu was one of the most influential social theorists of our time. He developed a series of concepts to uncover the way society works and to challenge assumptions about what society is. His ideas illuminate how individuals and groups find value and meaning and so have rapidly come to be seen as hugely productive in analysing how religion... more...

  • Ultimate Devotionby Yoav Arbel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00

    From the first Jewish revolt against Rome in the first century CE to contemporary Islamic fanaticism, faith in the hands of religious zealots has been a powerful and often catastrophic means of enacting radical change. 'Ultimate Devotion' examines a range of religious movements across history to reveal the striking similarities in the way they emerged,... more...

  • Dumont on Religionby Ivan Strenski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Louis Dumont was a prominent anthropologist and sociologist whose work - notably on Indian society - influenced the study of religion. 'Dumont on Religion' introduces Dumont's work on kinship studies, structural theory, and his views on idealism. Subjects of particular interest to students of religion are highlighted, including Dumont's concepts of... more...

  • Religion and the Secularby Timothy Fitzgerald

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Religion has dominated colonialism since the 16th century. 'Religion and the Secular' critically examines how religion has been used to subject indigenous concepts to the needs of colonial powers. Essays present the colonial relationship from the perspective of colonized cultures - including Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, India, Japan, South Africa... more...

  • Levi-Strauss on Religionby Paul-Francois Tremlett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Levi-Strauss, the 'father of modern anthropology', is one of the most influential thinkers of the Twentieth Century. His development of 'structuralism' - the identification of patterns of human cognition and behaviour - greatly influenced Althusser, Lacan, Foucault and Derrida. -Levi-Strauss on Religion- presents one of the only examinations of the... more...

  • Pagan Portals - The Awen Aloneby Joanna van der Hoeven

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 3.99

    An Introductory Guide for the Solitary Druid more...