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Sociology of Religion

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  • Church, State, and Original Intentby Donald L. Drakeman

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    This provocative book shows how the United States Supreme Court has used constitutional history in church-state cases. more...

  • The New Black Godsby Edward E. IV Curtis; Danielle Brune Sigler

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 21.20

    Taking the influential work of Arthur Huff Fauset as a starting point to break down the false dichotomy that exists between mainstream and marginal, a new generation of scholars offers fresh ideas for understanding the religious expressions of African Americans in the United States. Fauset's 1944 classic,... more...

  • God in the White House: A Historyby Randall Balmer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    How did we go from John F. Kennedy declaring that religion should play no role in the elections to Bush saying, "I believe that God wants me to be president"? Historian Randall Balmer takes us on a tour of presidential religiosity in the last half of the twentieth century?from Kennedy's 1960 speech that proposed an almost absolute wall between American... more...

  • The Rebbeby Samuel Heilman; Menachem Friedman

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    From the 1950s until his death in 1994, Menachem Mendel Schneerson--revered by his followers worldwide simply as the Rebbe--built the Lubavitcher movement from a relatively small sect within Hasidic Judaism into the powerful force in Jewish life that it is today. Swept away by his expectation that the Messiah was coming, he came to believe that he... more...

  • The Homemade Atheistby Betty Brogaard

    Ulysses Press 2010; US$ 14.95

    Why is homemade pie better than store-bought? Because it is made with love, special care and personal attention. Betty Brogaard's atheism is just like that. She knows that life without faith is not only intellectually justified, it is emotionally fulfilling. Betty's story is proof that atheism leads not just to truth, but to happiness. --Dan Barker,... more...

  • Religious Policy in the Soviet Unionby Sabrina Petra Ramet

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 66.00

    This 1992 book contains contributions from fifteen of the West's leading scholars of religion in the USSR. more...

  • Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe, Volume 2by Anders Bäckström; Grace Davie; Per Pettersson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 39.95

    This book poses new questions about the religious, the secular and the implications of each for the process known as secularization. Looking carefully at the gendered nature of care, they ask why women predominate so noticeably in both religion and welfare at least in the delivery of service. The topical issues in this book include the increased visibility... more...

  • Expanding Religionby Miklós Tomka

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 112.00

    In sharp contrast to Western developments post-communist Europe experienced a spectacular religious revival after 1989. Previously marginalized believers and churches became accepted and active participants of social life. Several successive surveys of three international projects studied religious revival and variations of religiosity, the social... more...

  • Understanding the "Imago Dei"by Dominic Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    As theologians across confessional divides try to say something significant about human dignity in our contemporary society, there is fresh interest in the ancient Christian doctrine that the human being is created in the 'imago Dei'. Robinson examines the 'imago Dei' debate through three giants of twentieth century theology - Karl... more...

  • Worldly Wonderby Mary Evelyn Tucker; Judith Berling

    Open Court 2011; US$ 24.95

    History illustrates the power of religion to bring about change. Mary Evelyn Tucker describes how world religions have begun to move from a focus on God-human and human-human relations to encompass human-earth relations. She argues that, in light of the environmental crisis, religion should move from isolated orthodoxy to interrelated dialogue and... more...