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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...

  • Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europeby Kathryn Rountree

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    Pagan and Native Faith movements have sprung up across Europe in recent decades, yet little has been published about them compared with British and American Pagans. Though all such movements valorize human relationships with nature and embrace polytheistic cosmologies, practitioners' beliefs, practices, goals and agendas are diverse. Often side... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Sociology of Religionby Grace Davie

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 52.00

    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...

  • Esoterik - die Suche nach dem Selbstby Claudia Barth

    transcript 2014; US$ 27.74

    Esoterische Angebote bieten Lebenshilfe: Sie dienen den Einzelnen dazu, in der flexiblen, hybriden Moderne zurechtzukommen. Sie fördern das Gefühl der Authentizität, liefern Erklärungen und Entlastung für Erfahrungen des Scheiterns und verschaffen scheinbare Erleichterung angesichts des Gefühls von Entfremdung und Selbstentfremdung. Neben einer Einführung... more...