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- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 74.64
Schon in frühen Zeiten und an verschiedenen Orten der Welt existierten oft mehrere Religionen nebeneinander, sei es dass diese unterschiedlichen Ursprungs waren oder sich aufgrund divergierender Auffassungen der religiösen Akteure innerhalb einer gemeinsamen Tradition ausdifferenzierten. Nicht immer war und ist diese Koexistenz eine friedliche. Die... more...
- Westview Press 2008; US$ 25.99
In Mystical Society Philip Wexler, a well-known critical theorist with a background in social psychology and a special interest in spirituality, examines the revitalization of spirituality manifesting itself in society and in education. Describing what he calls "cultural changes toward the sacred," he documents a cultural shift, brought about by... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Originally published between 1920 and 1970, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 19.95
Progressive, modern societies hold the promise of the triumph of reason and the banishing of primitive, religious impulses to a bygone age. If this statement is orthodoxy to much of Western liberal thought, then Gordon Lynch's On the Sacred is heresy. Challenging the myth of the idealized rational society, Lynch argues that emotionally-charged forms... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95
Pierre Bourdieu was one of the most influential social theorists of our time. He developed a series of concepts to uncover the way society works and to challenge assumptions about what society is. His ideas illuminate how individuals and groups find value and meaning and so have rapidly come to be seen as hugely productive in analysing how religion... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 185.00
Since early oral traditions, special places have been luring visitors. The world's most important pilgrimage sites from the time of early oral traditions to present-day journeys, those who seek them, key terminology and related themes are presented in this text in 500 alphabetic entries. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 140.00
This is a collection of histories of various aspects of American sociology of religion. The contributions range from descriptions of early dissertations, accounts of changes in theoretical conceptualization, the evolution of studies of particular denominations, to the rise of new areas of inquiry such as globalization, feminism, new religions, and... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99
Rites of Passage is a knowledgeable book By Gary Ferguson and Kathleen Wall, revolving around the rituals that mark a change in a persons social status. The narrative provides an earnest lesson to the readers that they can control the changes and demanding situations in their life graciously. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00
Development and Religion explores how the world's five major religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam - understand and practice 'development' through an examination of their sacred texts, social teaching and basic beliefs. Religious belief is a common human characteristic with eighty percent of the world's population... more...