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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...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violenceby Mark Juergensmeyer; Margo Kitts; Michael Jerryson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 49.99

    Violence has always played a part in the religious imagination, from symbols and myths to legendary battles, from colossal wars to the theater of terrorism. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence surveys intersections between religion and violence throughout history and around the world. The forty original essays in this volume include overviews... more...

  • Christian Lawby Norman Doe

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 92.00

    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, USA 2011; US$ 169.99

    Christian Dispensationalism, the Taiping Revolution, cargo cults in Oceania, the Baha'i Faith, and the Raelian Movement would seem to have little in common. What they share, however, is a millennial orientation-the audacious human hope for a collective salvation, which may be heavenly or earthly or both. Although many religions feature a belief... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversityby Chad V. Meister

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 169.99

    There exists today a rich and abounding diversity of religions in the world-a diversity with respect to both belief and practice. But it is a diversity that poses many challenges and raises many questions, most especially in a pluralistic milieu. How do we engage in effective dialogue with religious others? What should public education reflect in a... more...

  • The Languages of the Jewsby Bernard Spolsky

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    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$ 39.99

    ?Das Verhältnis von Religion und Demokratie stellt eines der zentralen und 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

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

  • Moderne und Religionby Ulrich Willems; Detlef Pollack; Helene Basu; Thomas Gutmann; Ulrike Spohn

    transcript 2014; US$ 37.84

    Ist Säkularisierung ein integraler Bestandteil der Moderne? Renommierte Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaftler, Historiker und Philosophen präsentieren in diesem Band unterschiedliche Zugänge zur analytischen Erfassung der Moderne und zur Rolle der Religion in modernen Gesellschaften. Damit ordnet sich das Buch ein in die aktuellen Diskussionen über Einheit... more...