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Sociology of Religion

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  • Jewish Orthodoxy and Its Discontentsby Marta F. Topel

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 29.99

    In this book, Marta T. Topel utilizes anthropological research to analyze both macro and micro social processes among secular and Orthodox Jews in Israel. Topel approaches religious dissidence within the Jewish Israeli Orthodoxy through the lens of the inverse phenomenon: religious conversion to Jewish Orthodoxy. more...

  • Til Faith Do Us Partby Naomi Schaefer Riley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 18.99

    In the last decade, 45% of all marriages in the U.S. were between people of different faiths. The rapidly growing number of mixed-faith families has become a source of hope, encouraging openness and tolerance among religious communities that historically have been insular and suspicious of other faiths. Yet as Naomi Schaefer Riley demonstrates in 'Til... more...

  • The Sociology of Religionby Grace Davie

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 50.00

    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$ 149.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Minority Religions and Fraudby Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Analysing both fraud and religion as social constructs with different functions and meanings attributed to them, this book raises issues that are central to debates about the limits of religious toleration in diverse societies, and the possible harm that religious organisations can inflict upon society and individuals. With a focus on minority religions,... 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 2014; 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...

  • Die radikalisierte Moderneby Ditmar Brock

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Inwiefern haben auf Gegenwartsdiagnosen fokussierte Autoren, insbesondere Giddens, Beck, Bauman und Rosa das soziologische Wissen uber moderne Gesellschaften bereichert Das Buch zieht eine Bilanz unter zwei Fragestellungen: Lasst sich die These einer neuen Phase innerhalb der Moderne halten Welcher Beitrag wurde zur Theorie moderner Gesellschaften... more...