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Sociology of Religion

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  • 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$ 159.99

    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$ 159.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Die Rolle der Mittelschichten im Arabischen Frühlingby Rachid Ouaissa

    Springer 2014; US$ 6.99

    ?Der Beitrag diskutiert die Rolle der Mittelschichten in den Transformationsprozessen der arabischen Welt in der jungeren Geschichte. Rachid Ouaissa vertritt die These, dass die arabischen Mittelschichten zwar die Haupttrager von Protesten sind, jedoch keine strukturellen Druckmittel besitzen, um Demokratisierung durchzusetzen.Denn im Gegensatz zu... 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...

  • The State as an Actor in Religion Policyby Maria Grazia Martino

    Springer 2014; US$ 59.99

    Maria Grazia Martino and her contributing authors highlight the different solutions found by European countries with different ecclesiastical law systems, different distributions of Christian denominations and different percentages of Muslim immigrants: Germany, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Italy and Greece. Churches and religious communities are actors... more...

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

    transcript 2014; US$ 38.14

    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...

  • The Greatest Show on Earthby Richard Dawkins

    Transworld 2009; US$ 14.38

    Charles Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species , shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later. Evolution is accepted as scientific fact by all... more...