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Sociology of Religion

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  • The Sociology of Religionby Grace Davie

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 42.00

    A new edition of a successful book from one of the biggest names in the field of the sociology of religion. The first edition is widely adopted and cited throughout the world, and readers will be keen to see this revised and updated version. more...

  • Christian Lawby Norman Doe

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.90

    Comparing church laws within ten Christian traditions worldwide, Christianity emerges as a religion of law as well as of faith. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Millennialismby Catherine Wessinger

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    Seventh-Day Adventists, Melanesian cargo cults, David Koresh's Branch Davidians, and the Raelian UFO religion would seem to have little in common. What these groups share, however, is a millennial orientation-the audacious human hope for a collective salvation, which may be either heavenly or earthly. The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism offers readers... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversityby Chad V. Meister

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 169.99 US$ 146.19

    This substantial volume of thirty-three original chapters covers the full range of issues in religious diversity. An indispensable guide for scholars and students, its essays make novel contributions and are crafted by recognized experts who represent a wide variety of religious and philosophical perspectives and backgrounds. more...

  • The Languages of the Jewsby Bernard Spolsky

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities, investigating difficult questions about language varieties and choices. more...

  • Religion und Demokratie in der Schuleby Ulrich Krainz

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 44.99

    ?Das Verhältnis von Religion und Demokratie stellt eines der zentralenund aktuellen Problemfelder moderner pluralistischer Gesellschaften dar. Ulrich Krainz geht der Frage nach, welche Rolle der öffentlichen Schule und den dort stattfindenden Bildungsprozessen dabei zukommt und thematisiert zunächst die grundsätzliche politische Dimension von Religion.... more...

  • The Rushdie Fatwa and Afterby Brian Winston

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 80.00

    This resounding defence of the principles of free expression revisits the Satanic Verses uproar of 1989, as well as subsequent incidents such as the Danish cartoons controversy, to argue that the human right of free speech is by no means so secure that it can be taken for granted. more...

  • New Centers of Global Evangelicalism in Latin America and Africaby Stephen Offutt

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 72.00 US$ 59.04

    This book argues that local and global religious social forces are primarily responsible for the social developments in communities in the global south. more...

  • Religion and National Identities in an Enlarged Europeby Willfried Spohn; Matthias Koenig; Wolfgang Knöbl

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This volume analyzes changing relationships between religion and national identity in the course of European integration. Examining elite discourse, media debates and public opinions across Europe over a decade, it explores how accelerated European integration and Eastern enlargement have affected religious markers of collective identity. more...

  • Freiwillige Arbeit in gemeinnützigen Vereinenby Jennifer Klöckner

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 59.99

    Jennifer Klöckner untersucht Dienstleistungen von Verbänden der freien Wohlfahrtspflege und von türkisch-islamischen Vereinen sowie die Motive ihrer freiwilligen MitarbeiterInnen. Mit Hilfe von Expertengesprächen von Verbandsvertretern sowie einer standardisierten Befragung von freiwilligen und hauptamtlichen MitarbeiterInnen analysiert die Autorin... more...