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Sociology of Religion

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

    BRILL 2007; US$ 158.00

    The topic of religion and globalization is complex, susceptible to a great variety of approaches. This book combines contributions from many authors who examine a wide range of subjects ranging from overall theoretical considerations to detailed regional perspectives. No single understanding of either religion or globalization is privileged. more...

  • Religion, Politics and Lawby 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...

  • The Destiny of Modern Societiesby Milan Zafirovski

    BRILL 2009; US$ 215.00

    Applying the idea of the destiny of societies or nations, the book argues, demonstrates, and illustrates the Calvinist societal "predestination", through the Puritan determination, of American society. more...

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

    BRILL 2007; US$ 130.00

    This volume of RSSSR contains several articles on spiritual development among adolescents, spiritual transcendence, Jung and pastoral counseling and spirituality and religiosity. In addition to this, a special section of nine articles is devoted to several aspects of positive psychology and its usage in practice. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

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

  • The Case for Godby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 22.00

    From the bestselling author of A History of God and The Great Transformation comes a balanced, nuanced understanding of the role religion plays in human life and the trajectory of faith in modern times. Why has God become incredible? Why is it that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God in a way that veers so profoundly from... 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$ 7.99

    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 Homemade Atheistby Betty Brogaard

    Ulysses Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • The Rebbeby Samuel Heilman; Menachem Friedman

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    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...