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Sociology of Religion

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • After Migration and Religious Affiliationby Chee-Beng Tan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 179.00

    This is a timely book that fills the gap in the study of Chinese overseas and their religions in the global context. Rich in ethnographic materials, this is the first comprehensive book that shows the transnational religious networks among the Chinese of different nationalities and between the Chinese overseas and the regions in China. The book highlights... more...

  • Verdammter Sexby Margaret A. Farley; Christiane Trabant

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 25.89

    Ein Aufschrei ging durch den Vatikan, ein Prüfungsausschuss wurde gegründet, die Glaubenskongregation warnte vor einer »großen Gefahr für die Gläubigen«. Doch was war passiert?Eine Frau hatte ein Buch veröffentlicht, in dem sie eine neue, moderne christliche Sexualmoral entwickelt. Sie behauptet, dass es theologische Begründungen auch für homosexuelle... more...

  • Religious Pluralismby Giuseppe Giordan; Enzo Pace

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This volume illustrates both theoretically and empirically the differences between religious diversity and religious pluralism. It highlights how the factual situation of cultural and religious diversity may lead to individual, social and political choices of organized and recognized pluralism. In the process, both individual and collective identities... more...

  • Recovering the Female Voice in Islamic Scriptureby Georgina L. Jardim

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book finds that far from silencing women, the Qur`an affirms the female voice as protester for justice and as questioner of Theology. In this reading of the female role in divine revelation in the Islamic text, Georgina Jardim returns to the scriptures of the Judeo-Christian counterpart of the Abrahamic faiths, to investigate whether the Bible... more...

  • Testing Fresh Expressionsby John Walker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Testing Fresh Expressions investigates whether fresh expressions of church really do what is claimed for them by the fresh expressions movement and, in particular, whether their unique approach helps to reverse trends of decline experienced by traditional churches. The book examines those claims and untangles their sociological and theological assumptions.... more...

  • Orthodox Identities in Western Europeby Maria Hämmerli; Jean-François Mayer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The Orthodox migration in the West matters, despite its unobtrusive presence. It matters in a way that has not yet been explored in social and religious studies: in terms of size, geographical scope, theological input and social impact. This book explores the adjustment of Orthodox migrants and their churches to Western social and religious contexts... more...

  • Stadtforschungby Frank Eckardt

    Springer 2014; US$ 19.99

    Das Lehrbuch wendet sich an Studierende der Architektur, Stadtplanung, Urbanistik, Kunst und Kulturwissenschaften. Es soll den Studierenden ermoglichen, fur ihr Studium und ihre Studienprojekte eine theoretische und methodische Grundlage zur Hand zu haben. Dabei soll einerseits ein Ubersichtswissen vermittelt werden, in welcher Weise unterschiedliche... more...