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  • On the Sacredby Gordon Lynch

    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...

  • Mystical Societyby Philip Wexler

    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...

  • Bourdieu on Religionby Terry Rey

    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...

  • Pilgrimageby Linda Kay Davidson

    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...

  • American Sociology of Religionby Anthony J Blasi

    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...

  • Rites of Passageby Kathleen Wall

    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 person’s 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...

  • Development and Religionby Matthew Clarke

    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...

  • Religiosität in der säkularisierten Weltby Christel Gärtner; Nicole Köck

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 69.99

    Das Buch befasst sich mit der in der gegenwärtigen Religionssoziologie kontrovers geführten Debatte um die Säkularisierungsthese. Da das Phänomen der Säkularisierung - komplementär dazu auch des Fundamentalismus - eng mit den monotheistischen Religionen verbunden ist, liegt der Schwerpunkt des Bandes auf diesen Religionstraditionen; vor allem der christlichen... more...

  • Macht der Gewohnheit?by Thomas Koch

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 39.99

    Das vorliegende Buch hinterfragt, welchen Einfluss Gewohnheiten auf die Zuwendung zum Fernsehen und die Auswahl bestimmter TV-Sendungen haben. Es bietet zunächst einen theoretischen Überblick über die psychologische Literatur zu Gewohnheiten und setzt sich mit dem Forschungsstand zur habituellen Mediennutzung auseinander. Nachfolgend untersuchen zwei... more...

  • Ritual Theory, Ritual Practiceby Catherine Bell

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 23.99

    Ritual studies today figures as a central element of religious discourse for many scholars around the world. Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice, Catherine Bell's sweeping and seminal work on the subject, helped legitimize the field. In this volume, Bell re-examines the issues, methods, and ramifications of our interest in ritual by concentrating on... more...