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Sociology of Religion

  • Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europeby Kathryn Rountree

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    Pagan and Native Faith movements have sprung up across Europe in recent decades, yet little has been published about them compared with their British and American counterparts. Though all such movements valorize human relationships with nature and embrace polytheistic cosmologies, practitioners' beliefs, practices, goals, and agendas are diverse.... more...

  • Archbishop Ramseyby Dr Peter Webster; Dr Andrew Chandler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 44.95

    Archbishop Michael Ramsey?s archiepiscopate from 1961 to 1974 saw profound renegotiations of the relationship of the Church of England with its own flock, with the nation more widely, with the Anglican church worldwide, and with the other Christian churches. Drawing from unique source material in the Lambeth Palace Library archives and reproducing... more...

  • Political Secularism, Religion, and the Stateby Jonathan Fox

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    This book examines how the competition between religious and secular forces influenced state religion policy between 1990 and 2008. more...

  • Anthropology of Religion: The Basicsby James S Bielo

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 24.95

    Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues that all anthropologists of religion face. This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how such studies are approached. It addresses questions... more...

  • For God's Sakeby Ambi Parameswaran

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 16.98

    An adman constantly strives to connect market research data to insight on a winning campaign. Ambi Parmeshwaran has developed a fascination for how Indians are getting more religious but also more consumption driven. Combining his thirty- year experience as an adman with a lifelong passion for religious studies, Ambi seeks to answer questions like: ?... 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...