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Sociology of Religion

  • The Democratic Horizonby Alessandro Ferrara

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Alessandro Ferrara explains what he terms 'the democratic horizon' and reviews the challenges under which democracies must operate. more...

  • Religious Life in Polandby Christopher Garbowski

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book provides a concise historical outline of religion in Poland up until its entry into the European Union in 2004, together with a longer presentation of contemporary religious issues. Albeit largely mono-ethnic and overwhelmingly Catholic after the loss of its large Jewish population to the Holocaust, and subsequent post-World War II border... more...

  • The Story of the Jewsby Simon Schama

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 23.99

    In this magnificently illustrated cultural history?the tie-in to the pbs and bbc series The Story of the Jews ?simon schama details the story of the jewish people, tracing their experience across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the new world in 1492 It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance... more...

  • More Than Conquerorsby Megan Hustad

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 25.99

    Megan Hustad and her family try to reconcile an evangelical upbringing in a post-Christian America When Megan Hustad was a child, her father uprooted their family from Minneapolis to embark on a cross-cultural journey in the name of evangelical Christianity. As missionaries they brought the Gospel to the Caribbean island of Bonaire and later... more...

  • 50 Schlüsselideen Religionby Peter Stanford; Sebastian Vogel

    Springer 2014; US$ 29.99

    Eine Entdeckungsreise zu den Religionen der Welt und in die Sphäre von Glauben und SpiritualitätDas gottförmige Vakuum  - Heilige Texte  - Gut und Böse  - Leben und Tod - Die Goldene Regel  - Riten und Rituale  - Das Leben Jesu  - Gott und Mammon  - Reformation  - Das Papsttum  - Schuld und Frauenfeindlichkeit  - Der Heilige Geist  - Heilige und Sünder... more...

  • Demon Campby Jennifer Percy

    Scribner 2014; US$ 26.00

    In 2005 a Chinook helicopter carrying sixteen Special Ops soldiers crashed during a rescue mission in a remote part of Afghanistan, killing everyone on board. In that instant, machine gunner Caleb Daniels lost his best friend, Kip Jacoby, and seven members of his unit. Back in the US, Caleb begins to see them everywhere?dead Kip, with his Alice... more...

  • Das diskursive Verschwinden der Religionsfreiheitby André Biermann

    Springer 2014; US$ 29.99

    ?Der Moscheebau zu Köln-Ehrenfeld löste einen gesellschaftlichen Selbstverständigungsdiskurs aus. André Biermann operationalisiert über den Ansatz der wissenssoziologischen Diskursanalyse einen Ausschnitt der medialen Öffentlichkeit als diskursives Feld und kontrastiert ihn mit der institutionellen Verfasstheit des Moscheebaus als Ausdruck von Religionsfreiheit.... more...

  • Traces of Terrorby Victoria Sentas

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 124.99

    In the wake of 2001, terrorism laws and their policing have been charged with eroding civil liberties and discriminating against Muslim and ethnic minority peoples. Traces of Terror: Counter-Terrorism Law, Policing, and Race goes further and asks how counter-terrorism reproduces the social relations of race: what police and legal practice, what knowledge... more...

  • Exporting Cultureby Raphaela Henze; Gernot Wolfram

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Is European culture visible enough in the globalized world? Why is culture from this continent often perceived as ?old-fashioned? or even worse as ?out-dated?? Is the export of national cultural products and services - in most European countries subsidized by the taxpayer - no longer relevant, or more relevant than ever before? Is it a huge waste of... more...

  • Moral Tribesby Joshua Greene

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32

    Our brains were designed for tribal life, for getting along with a select group of others (Us), and for fighting off everyone else (Them). But modern life has thrust the world's tribes into a shared space, creating conflicts of interest and clashes of values, along with unprecedented opportunities. As the world shrinks, the moral lines that divide... more...