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Sociology of Religion

  • Fields of Bloodby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God , a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness?something... more...

  • Cross-cultural Dialogue on the Virtuesby Trudy D Conway

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This book explores the development of the influential worldwide Hizmet movement inspired by the Turkish scholar Fethullah Gulen, known for his moderate Islamic emphasis on peaceful relations among diverse people. It provides a detailed study of Gulen?s account of the virtues and argues that they provide the key to understanding this thinker and the... more...

  • Die mediale Natur der Produkteby Peter Bendixen

    Springer 2014; US$ 29.99

    Produkte sind Kopfgeburten. Die Vorstellung, dass sie aus einer Fabrik kommen, sei diese ein Hinterhof oder das machtige Werksgelande eines Industriegiganten, ist naiv. Naivitat ist die der schopferischen Kreativitat vorgelagerte Wahrnehmungsstufe der unvoreingenommenen Anschaulichkeit. Anschaulichkeit ist eine Sinnesleistung des Gehirns, das die mentale... more...

  • Minority Religions and Fraudby Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Analysing both fraud and religion as social constructs with different functions and meanings attributed to them, this book raises issues that are central to debates about the limits of religious toleration in diverse societies, and the possible harm that religious organisations can inflict upon society and individuals. With a focus on minority religions,... more...

  • Religion and Women in Britain, c. 1660–1760by Sarah Apetrei; Hannah Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The essays contained in this volume examine the particular religious experiences of women within a remarkably vibrant and formative era in British religious history. Scholars from the disciplines of history, literary studies and theology assess women's contributions to renewal, change, and reform; and consider the ways in which women negotiated... more...

  • Fields of Bloodby Karen Armstrong

    Random House 2014; US$ 35.03

    It is the most persistent myth of our time: religion is the cause of all violence. But history suggests otherwise. Karen Armstrong, former Roman Catholic nun and one of our foremost scholars of religion, speaks out to disprove the link between religion and bloodshed. * The West today has a warped concept of religion: we regard faith... more...

  • Moroccan Feminist Discoursesby Fatima Sadiqi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Both a scholarly and personal critique of current feminist Moroccan discourses, this book is a call for a larger-than-Islam framework that accommodates the Berber dimension. Sadiqi argues that current feminist discourse, both secular and Islamic ones, are not only divergent but limit the rich heritage, knowledge, and art of Berber women. more...

  • The State as an Actor in Religion Policyby Maria Grazia Martino

    Springer 2014; US$ 59.99

    Maria Grazia Martino and her contributing authors highlight the different solutions found by European countries with different ecclesiastical law systems, different distributions of Christian denominations and different percentages of Muslim immigrants: Germany, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Italy and Greece. Churches and religious communities are actors... more...

  • Einführung in die Methoden der sozialwissenschaftlichen Religionsforschungby Gert Pickel; Kornelia Sammet

    Springer 2014; US$ 19.99

    In den letzten Jahren hat die wissenschaftliche Beschaftigung mit Religion erheblich zugenommen. Sehr haufig fehlt den Forschenden jedoch das dafur notwendige methodische Rustzeug. Hier will dieses Lehrbuch Abhilfe schaffen. Es fuhrt ein in methodologische Pramissen und das praktische Vorgehen der etablierten sozialwissenschaftlichen Methoden und bezieht... more...

  • Religious Ideology and the Roots of the Global Jihadby John A. Turner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The events of 9/11 prompted questions as to the origins, nature and purpose of international jihadist organisations. In particular, why had they chosen to target the US and the West in general? Turner's book provides a unique, holistic insight into these debates, taking into account historical perceptions and ideology as key factors. more...