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Sociology of Religion

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  • An Athiest Defends Religionby Bruce Sheiman

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95

    A new perspective. Defending religion as a cultural institution in the face of resurgent atheistic thought. For centuries, the theism-atheism debate has been dominated by two positions: stringent believers committed to the "yes, there is a God" argument, and atheists vehemently driven to repudiate not only God, but also religion as a cultural... more...

  • Faith in the Public Realmby Adam Dinham; Robert Furbey; Vivien Lowndes

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Faith in the public realm takes an explicitly multi-faith perspective, exploring the controversies, policies and practices of 'public faith'. It questions perceptions of a fixed divide between religious and secular participants in public life and challenges prevailing concepts of a monolithic 'neutral' public realm. more...

  • Religion, Globalization, and Cultureby Peter Beyer; Lori G. Beaman

    BRILL 2007; US$ 158.00

    The topic of religion and globalization is complex, susceptible to a variety of approaches. This volume brings together over 25 articles by many of the important authors who have worked on issues directly related to the theme of religion and globalization. more...

  • Religion, Politics and Lawby Bart Labuschagne; Reinhard Sonnenschmidt

    BRILL 2009; US$ 167.00

    Exploring the pre-political en pre-legal spiritual infrastructure from which modern, liberal democracies in the West live, but cannot guarantee, this book inquires the relations between religion, politics and law from a philosophical perspective, discussing historical, systematical and practical issues. more...

  • Jinn Eviction as a Discourse of Powerby Mohammed Maarouf

    BRILL 2007; US$ 130.00

    Intends to construct a basis for the understanding of the rites and practices associated with exorcism, or jinn eviction as it is performed within the maraboutic institution called zawiya. more...

  • The Future of Religionby Michael R. Ott

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    In the socio-historical context of the highly secular, neo-liberal/neo-conservative globalization movement, the question of the social meaning and relevancy of religion has entered directly into the contemporary discourse on the future of humanity. This book contains the work of international scholars who address this issue. more...

  • Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 18by Ralph L. Piedmont

    BRILL 2007; US$ 130.00

    Contains various articles on spiritual development among adolescents, spiritual transcendence, Jung and pastoral counseling and spirituality and religiosity. This book also includes a section of nine articles which is devoted to several aspects of positive psychology and its usage in practice. more...

  • Homosexuality and the Crisis of Anglicanismby William L. Sachs

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    Uncovers the origins of the conflict over homosexuality which has drawn worldwide interest and divided the Anglican Church. 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...