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Sociology of Religion

  • Surveying Christian Beliefs and Religious Debates in Post-War Britainby Ben Clements

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Clements provides a detailed study of religious beliefs in British society, using a broad range of opinion poll and social survey data. Examining public opinion on religious-secular issues, this book provides a rich analysis of the belief and attitudes of social groups over time. more...

  • Religion in Diasporaby Jane Garnett; Sondra L. Hausner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    This edited collection addresses the relationship between diaspora, religion and the politics of identity in the modern world. It illuminates religious understandings of citizenship, association and civil society, and situates them historically within diverse cultures of memory and state traditions. more...

  • Against Caste in British Lawby Prakash Shah

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book discusses the salience of the caste question in UK law. It provides the background to how the caste provision came into the Equality Act 2010 and how it was reinforced in 2013, and analyses the various interests that played a role in getting caste into law. more...

  • Strangers Drowningby Larissa MacFarquhar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 31.98

    What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? In Strangers Drowning , Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment, and tells their intimate stories: their stubborn integrity and their compromises; their bravery and their recklessness; their wrenching dilemmas. A couple adopts two children in distress.... more...

  • The Wesleys in Cornwall, 1743-1789by Samuel J. Rogal

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    In nearly a half-century of missionary work throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, brothers John and Charles Wesley found the southwestern county of Cornwall to be among their most serious theological and social challenges. Eighteenth-century Cornwall lacked population centers, and small towns and villages were isolated by inadequate roads.... more...

  • A Handbook of Chaplaincy Studiesby Revd Canon Dr Andrew Todd; Revd Dr Christopher Swift; Revd Dr Mark Cobb; Revd Thomas Hughson; Professor Bruce Kaye; Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 44.95

    A Handbook of Chaplaincy Studies explores fundamental issues and critical questions in chaplaincy, spanning key areas of health care, the prison service, education and military chaplaincy. Leading authors and practitioners in the field present critical insight into the challenges and opportunities facing those providing professional spiritual care.... more...

  • Talk about Prayerby Johannes Fabian

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Talk about Prayer is an experiment in writing ethnography, a commentary on a conversation with Mama Régine Tshitanda, the leader of a Charismatic prayer group (groupe de prière) in Lubumbashi (Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo) and members of her family in 1986. more...

  • Migration and Religion in East Asiaby Jin-Heon Jung

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book sheds light on North Korean migrants' Christian encounters and conversions throughout the process of migration and settlement. Focusing on churches as primary contact zones, it highlights the ways in which the migrants and their evangelical counterparts both draw on and contest each others' envisioning of a reunified Christianized Korea. more...

  • The Roots of Religious Extremismby Mohamed Bin Ali

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 153.00

    One of the issues in contemporary Islamic thought which has attracted considerable attention amongst Muslim scholars and within the Muslim community is the valid and appropriate attitude of Muslims to relationships with non-Muslims. A major source of confusion and controversy with regards to this relationship comes from the allegation that Muslims... more...

  • Practical Theology and Pierre-André Liégéby Revd Dr Nicholas Bradbury; Revd Thomas Hughson; Professor Bruce Kaye; Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Pierre-André Liégé, one of the foremost French theologians of the 20th century, influenced John XXIII and Paul VI, and sat on Vatican II committees with both the future John Paul II and Benedict VI. Fifty years on from Vatican II is a good time to remember the decade of dramatic struggle and pioneering work that preceded it, and review what it accomplished.... more...