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Sociology of Religion

  • "Photos of the Gods"by Christopher Pinney

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 29.00

    Drawing on years of archival research, interviews with artists and publishers, and the ethnographic study of their rural consumers, Christopher Pinney traces the intimate connections between the production and consumption of mass-produced images in India and the struggle against colonial rule. 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...

  • 9/11 Handbookby Hans G. Kippenberg; Tilman Seidensticker

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2006; US$ 22.95

    The book contains the first scholarly edition of the Arabic text of the Manual of the Attackers of 9/11, along with an English translation and commentary, and studies concerning its context. It makes a document available that is crucial in understanding 9/11. It addresses the issues debated in public: Is the text a forgery? Are suicidal attacks... more...

  • African American Religious Culturesby Terry Test; Barbara Patterson; Anthony B. Pinn

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 273.00

    Like no previous reference, African American Religious Cultures captures the full scope of African American religious identity, tracing the long history of African American engagement with spiritual practice while exploring the origins and complexities of current religious traditions.||This breakthrough encyclopedia offers alphabetically organized... more...

  • Africas of the Americasby Stephan Palmié

    BRILL 2008; US$ 126.00

    Until recently, African Americanist scholarship has been dominated by programmatic searches for African origins. This book aims to transcend this research agenda by exploring the ritual and discursive production and reproduction of conceptions of Africa and Africanity in the Americas. more...

  • Afro-Cuban Theologyby Michelle A Gonzalez

    UPF 2006; US$ 34.95

    At long last a fresh theological map that charts unexplored terrain--the racialized border separating Latino and black theologies. more...

  • After the Baby Boomersby Robert Wuthnow

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    Much has been written about the profound impact the post-World War II baby boomers had on American religion. But the lifestyles and beliefs of the generation that has followed--and the influence these younger Americans in their twenties and thirties are having on the face of religion--are not so well understood. It is this next wave of post-boomers... more...

  • After Pluralismby Courtney Bender; Pamela E. Klassen

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    The contributors to this volume treat pluralism as a concept that is historically and ideologically produced or, put another way, as a doctrine that is embedded within a range of political, civic, and cultural institutions. Their critique considers how religious difference is framed as a problem that only pluralism can solve. Working comparatively... more...

  • The Afterlife Surveyby Maureen Milliken

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 18.95

    Is there life after death? It depends on who you ask...It happens to all of us, yet...what happens when we die? Are we reincarnated? Do we go to heaven? Is death the end of everything? Or do our souls pass on to another life? Do we even have souls? These are the questions humans have wrestled with since the dawn of mankind. We've heard answers from... more...

  • Aghor Medicineby Ronald L. Barrett

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 15.95

    For centuries, the Aghori have been known as the most radical ascetics in India: living naked on the cremation grounds, meditating on corpses, engaging in cannibalism and coprophagy, and consuming intoxicants out of human skulls. In recent years, however, they have shifted their practices from the embrace of ritually polluted substances to the healing... more...