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Sociology of Religion

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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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 Analects of Confuciusby Confucius; James Legge

    The Floating Press 1872; US$ 4.99

    The Analects of Confucius gathers the teachings or aphorisms of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC). He discusses the morality of government and the individual, social relationships, justice and sincerity. The philosophical movement of confucianism sprang from the study of these writings. more...

  • Religious Policy in the Soviet Unionby Sabrina Petra Ramet

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

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

  • Science and the Search for Meaningby Jean Staune

    Templeton Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    As the organizer of some of the most important meetings in science and religion in Europe, Jean Staune is in a core position to report on the dialogue between science and religion, primarily from the views of scientists. In this book, the translation of a recent French edition, he presents "audacious and rigorous" articles by fifteen renowned leaders... more...