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Sociology of Religion

  • Ritual Retellingsby Isabell Herrman

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    Belian is an exceptionally lively tradition of shamanistic curing rituals performed by the Luangans, a politically marginalized population of Indonesian Borneo. This volume explores the significance of these rituals in practice and asks what belian rituals do ? socially, politically, and existentially ? for particular people in particular circumstances.... more...

  • Durkheim and National Identity in Irelandby James Dingley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the development of opposed Nationalist and Unionists identities as products of different economies, symbolically represented in religious differences, that impelled conflicting cultures and ideals of best interest that were fundamentally incompatible within a single identity. more...

  • Religion and Society in the Diocese of St Davids 1485–2011by William Gibson; John Morgan-Guy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    During the medieval and early modern periods the Welsh diocese of St Davids was one of the largest in the country and the most remote. As this collection makes clear, this combination of factors resulted in a religious life which was less regulated by the institutional forces of Church and State. Addressing key ideas in the development of popular religious... more...

  • Gender and Pentecostal Revivalismby Leah Payne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This innovative volume provides an interdisciplinary, theoretically innovative answer to an enduring question for Pentecostal/charismatic Christianities: how do women lead churches? This study fills this lacuna by examining the leadership and legacy of two architects of the Pentecostal movement - Maria Woodworth-Etter and Aimee Semple McPherson.... more...

  • Comics - Bilder, Stories und Sequenzen in religiösen Deutungskulturenby Jörn Ahrens; Frank T. Brinkmann; Nathanael Riemer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 49.99

    Comics sind fester Bestandteil spätmoderner Text- und Zeichenwelten. Sie haben der Gegenwartskultur nicht nur Storys und Sagenkränze beschert, sondern auch Mythen, Ikonen und Helden. Dass die skizzierten Protagonisten bisweilen auch als Antihelden konstruiert werden ? und sich die Erzählungen insofern auch als Antimythen aufstellen ? bekräftigt im... more...

  • Identity and Political Participation Among Young British Muslimsby Asma Mustafa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book tackles unanswered questions on British Muslims and political participation: What makes religion a salient 'political' identity for young Muslims (over any other identity)? How do young British Muslims identify themselves and how does it relate to their political engagement? A fascinating insight into the lives of young British Muslims. more...

  • For the Glory of Godby Rodney Stark

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 37.50

    Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted--almost inevitably and for the same reasons--in the Protestant Reformation,... more...

  • New Centers of Global Evangelicalism in Latin America and Africaby Stephen Offutt

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 72.00

    This book argues that local and global religious social forces are primarily responsible for the social developments in communities in the global south. more...

  • Islam and Citizenship Educationby Ednan Aslan; Marcia Hermansen

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 79.99

    The scholarly contributors to this volume investigate various means to stimulate and facilitate reflection on new social relations while clarifying the contradictions between religious and social affiliation from different perspectives and experiences. They explore hindrances whose removal could enable Muslim children and youth to pursue equal participation... more...

  • Religion and Human Rightsby Hans-Georg Ziebertz; Gordan Crpic

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book examines the relationship between human rights and religiosity. It discusses whether the impact of religiosity on human rights is liberational or suppressive, and sheds light on the direction in which the relationship between religion and human rights is expected to develop. The questions explored in this volume are: Which are the rights... more...