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Sociology of Religion

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  • Religion on the Edgeby Courtney Bender; Wendy Cadge; Peggy Levitt

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 21.99

    The thirteen essays in this volume challenge conventional scholarly approaches to the sociology of religion. They urge readers to look beyond congregational settings, beyond the United States, and to religions other than Christianity, and encourage critical engagement with religion's complex social consequences. Religion on the Edge offers groundbreaking... 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...

  • 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...

  • God Is Not Greatby Christopher Hitchens

    McClelland & Stewart 2008; US$ 19.99

    Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as ?one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time? takes on his biggest subject yet?the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell?s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris?s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith ,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Bounded Choiceby Janja Lalich

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    Heaven's Gate, a secretive group of celibate "monks" awaiting pickup by a UFO, captured intense public attention in 1997 when its members committed collective suicide. As a way of understanding such perplexing events, many have seen those who join cults as needy, lost souls, unable to think for themselves. more...

  • Congregations in Conflictby Penny Edgell Becker

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 29.00

    This book examines the nature of American congregations as institutions. more...

  • Liberty and Powerby Bryan Hehir; Michael Walzer; Louise Richardson; Shibley Telhami; Charles Krauthammer

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 17.95

    Can religious convictions promote a more moral foreign policy? The contributors to this volume come at the issue from very different perspectives and offer unexpected insights on a question now at the forefront of American foreign policy. more...