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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Does modernization lead to the decline of religion? This question lies at the centre of a key debate in the sociology of religion. During the past decade American scholars, using primarily American data, have dominated this debate and have made a strong case that the answer to this question is no. Recently, however, a new crop of European scholars,... more...
- Policy Press 2012; US$ 99.00
This timely book explores the role played by faith-based organisations (FBOs), which are growing in importance in the provision of social services in the European context more...
- SPCK 2012; US$ 14.57
A distillation of Tom Wright's meditations on prayer, drawn from his popular For Everyone series. It includes compelling translations of all the major prayers recorded in the New Testament. The book offers profound insights into the teaching of Jesus and the apostles on the meaning and practice of prayer, with stimulating questions for personal reflection... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95
How do you study religion and society? In this fascinating book, some of the most famous names in the field explain how they go about their everyday work of studying religions in the field. They explain how the ideas for their projects and books have come together, how their understanding of religion has changed over the years, and how their own beliefs... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
First published in 1972. A revival of interest in primitive religion has been one of the most marked characteristics of British social anthropology of recent years. Inspired by the work of Audrey Richards, whose writing on ritual contains many of the insights that have been developed in later studies, this volume uses material drawn from all over... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
This introductory text explores the historical and contemporary relevance of religion to social life, through an examination of practice and belief. Author Hunt reconsiders how theories and concepts are lived at the level of selfhood and cultural identity, through religious and spiritual belief. At the same time he looks at contemporary changes in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
Does religion have the power to regulate human behavior? If so, under what conditions can it prevent crime, delinquency, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, or joining cults? Despite the fact that ordinary citizens assume religion deters deviant behavior, there has been little systematic scientific research on these crucial questions. This book is the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This book first published in 1973 offers a broad survey of the study of symbolic ideas and behaviour. The study of symbolism is popular nowadays and anthropologists have made substantial contributions to it. Raymond Firth has long been internationally known for his field research in the Solomons and Malaysia, and for his theoretical work on kinship,... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
A Systems Theory of Religion , still unfinished at Niklas Luhmann's death in 1998, was first published in German two years later thanks to the editorial work of André Kieserling. One of Luhmann's most important projects, it exemplifies his later work while redefining the subject matter of the sociology of religion. Religion, for Luhmann, is one of... more...
- Hampton Roads Publishing 2004; US$ 18.95
Twenty years ago, in England, author Richard Leviton "discovered the planet." Following quite specific guidance, he began a long process that amounted to an apprenticeship. "My mentors dispatched me to various specific locations in the Somerset landscape, and at all hours of the night and day. I sat on hills and valleys and rocks under sunlight,... more...