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- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
Religion writer Jim Castelli set out to answer these profound questions by talking with twenty-six spiritual leaders and practitioners representing the wide spectrum of faith in America today. How I Pray gathers these remarkable conversations into a thought-provoking, personal, and deeply meaningful volume. In How I Pray Christians and Jews, Muslims... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 54.99
A study of animal sacrifice within Greek paganism, Judaism, and Christianity during the period of their interaction between about 100 BC and AD 200. After a vivid account of the realities of sacrifice in the Greek East and in the Jerusalem Temple (up to AD 70), Maria-Zoe Petropoulou explores the attitudes of early Christians towards this practice.... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 132.00
This volume provides a wide range of research on the psychological and sociological aspects of spirituality and religiousness. Volume 19 also contains a special section focusing on issues related to adolescent spirituality. more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 20.99
Militant atheists often mirror the worst kind of ignorance and hostility that they condemn in traditional believers. Writing both as a philosopher and an Anglican Christian, Professor Clark explores this initial perception, considering such topics as the alleged openness of scientists compared with the dogmatism of believers;... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00
It can be said that history is poor sociology that does not account sufficiently for present social circumstances, while sociology is bad history in that it does not go back in time. This volume in the Religion and Social Order series sets out to address these conjoint problems of history and sociology within the disciplinary boundaries of the sociology... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 19.95
Der vorliegende Versuch war ursprünglich Teil einer nicht zur Veröffentlichung bestimmten Festschrift aus Anlaß des 65. Ge burtstages meines verehrten Lehrers, des Göttinger Ordinarius für Philosophie Josef König, am 24. Februar 1958. Der Aufsatz er schien dann in zwei Teilen in den Heften 2 und 3 des 10. Jahrgan ges der Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 49.99
In dieser kulturgeschichtlichen und empirischen Studie wird der Konsum sexueller Dienstleistungen von Männern untersucht. Im Vordergrund steht dabei die Bearbeitung grundlegender Fragen der Prostitutionsdebatte, zum Beispiel darüber, ob Prostitution einen Beitrag zur sexuellen Freiheit leistet. more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 242.00
Using insights from modern sociology, this book argues that the organization, law, and literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls sect expressed an "alternative civic ideology" by which members claimed citizenship in a superior commonwealth that would soon replace the existing Judean state. more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 120.00
Social scientists and philosophers confronted with religious phenomena have always been challenged to find a proper way to describe the spiritual experiences of the social group they were studying. The influence of the Cartesian dualism of body and mind (or soul) led to a distinction between non-material, spiritual experiences (i.e., related to... more...
- Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 20.99
Claiming Society for God focuses on common strategies employed by religiously orthodox, fundamentalist movements around the world. Rather than employing terrorism, as much of post-9/11 thinking suggests, these movements use a patient, under-the-radar strategy of infiltrating and subtly transforming civil society. Nancy J. Davis and Robert V. Robinson... more...