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  • Zur Aktualität von Erving Goffmanby Michael Dellwing

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 19.99

    Erving Goffmans zeitlose Klassiker liefern eine unprätentiöse, alltagsnahe und hinterlistige Soziologie: Er holt seine Leser an ihrer Alltagserfahrung ab, verfremdet diese langsam und führt sie so zu Grundeinsichten der Disziplin: Er zeigt an leicht nachvollziehbaren Szenen der face to face-Interaktion, wie bemerkenswert das scheinbar Unbemerkenswerte... 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...

  • 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...

  • Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 15by Ralph L. Piedmont; David O. Moberg

    BRILL 2004; US$ 99.00

    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion (RSSSR) publishes reports of innovative studies that pertain empirically or theoretically to the scientific study of religion, including spirituality, regardless of their academic discipline or professional orientation. Various articles are presented covering psychological, sociological and cross-cultural... more...

  • Bridge or Barrierby Gerrie ter Haar; James J. Busuttil

    BRILL 2004; US$ 62.00

    The book discusses the transformative role of religion in situations of violent conflict. It considers both the constructive and destructive sides of religious belief and particularly explores ways in which religion(s) may contribute to transforming conflict into peace. more...

  • Speaking of Faithby Krista Tippett

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    An intimate, thought-provoking, and original appraisal of the meaning of religion in our time- from the creator and host of public radio's Speaking of Faith Krista Tippett, widely becoming known as the Bill Moyers of radio, is one of the country's most intelligent and insightful commentators on religion, ethics, and the human spirit. With this... more...

  • Those Who Forget the Pastby Ron Rosenbaum; Cynthia Ozick

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Something has changed. After the horrors of World War II, people everywhere believed that it could never happen again, but today the evidence is unmistakable that anti-Semitism is dramatically on the rise once more. The torching of European synagogues, suicide terror in Israel, the relentless comparison of the Israelis to Nazis, the paranoid post?September... more...

  • An Essay on the Economic Effects of the Reformationby George O'Brien; Dr. Edward McPhail

    IHS Press 2003; US$ 12.95

    This work offers a unique perspective on the rise of capitalism and socialism and the effect of the Reformation. Specific topics include consequences of belief in the private judgment of scriptures; separation of spiritual and secular life; difference between Lutheran and Calvinist teachings on economics; the Calvinist concept of vocation; its perception... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Intelligent Designby Christopher M.Div Carlisle; W. Smith Jr.

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 18.95

    An objective overview of the biggest controversy in American education. Intelligent Design is one of the hottest issues facing parents and educators to day, but it can be hard to separate the facts from the heated rhetoric. This expert and objective guide gets to the bottom of the questions: What is Intelligent Design? Should it replace or... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politicsby Jeffrey Haynes

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 62.95

    From the United States to the Middle East, Asia and Africa, religion has become an increasingly important factor in political activity and organisation. This Handbook provides a definitive global survey of the interaction of religion and politics. Featuring contributions from an international team of experts, it examines the political aspects... more...