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Sociology of Religion

  • Spinoza and Medieval Jewish Philosophyby Steven Nadler

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 77.00

    The first of its kind, this essay collection offers an extensive examination of Spinoza's relationship to medieval Jewish philosophy. more...

  • Exploring Earthinessby Anne Primavesi

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    This book is a gift to all who are concerned about global warming, climate change, poisonous living environments, and the growing disparity between the 1 percent and the 99 percent. Completed when Hurricane Sandy had wreaked havoc on the Northeast seaboard of the United States, this book is a timely wake-up call to all the inhabitents of our shared... more...

  • 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...

  • The Lost Book of Mormonby Avi Steinberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    Is the Book of Mormon the Great American Novel? Decades before Melville and Twain composed their great works, a farmhand and child seer named Joseph Smith unearthed a long-buried book from a haunted hill in western New York State that told of an epic history of ancient America, a story about a family that fled biblical Jerusalem and took a boat to... 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...

  • Clerical Sexual Abuseby Jo Renee Formicola

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    The book discusses the changing relationship between American Catholic Bishops and civil authorities in the United States, as civil authority has eclipsed traditional Catholic ecclesiastical privilege and clerical exemption resulting from the hierarchical mismanagement and cover-up of clerical sexual abuse in the United States. 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$ 34.15

    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. * Religion is as old as humanity: Fields of Blood goes back to... more...