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- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 9.99
Alfred Bellebaum beleuchtet die unterschiedlichen Bedeutungen sowie soziale Ursachen und manifeste soziale und individuelle Folgen von Acedia. Die gängige Übersetzung von Acedia, griech. Wortursprung, lautet Trägheit. Sie zählt zu den Sieben Todsünden ? neben Hochmut, Geiz, sexueller Zügellosigkeit, Neid, Völlerei und Zorn. Unangesehen der überlieferten... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
In the new edition of this widely praised text, Alan Aldridge examines the complex realities of religious belief, practice and institutions. Religion is a powerful and controversial force in the contemporary world, even in supposedly secular societies. Almost all societies seek to cultivate religions and faith communities as sources of social stability... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95
Peter Berger is the most influential contemporary sociologist of religion. This collection of essays is the first in-depth study of his contribution to the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to his work and to current thought in the study of religion. Themes addressed include: * Berger on religion and theology * Religion, spirituality and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 37.95
The Sociology of Religion is a comprehensive and wide-ranging introduction to theoretical debates in the sociology of religion, placing these theories in the context of specific religious beliefs and practices. Using examples as diverse as primitive religions, Buddhism, millenial movements, the Protestant Ethic, secularisation, cults and the new... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95
In the last half century new religious movements or cults of one sort and another have mushroomed throughout the US and Europe. Increasingly these groups have been met with attempts to monitor and control them on the part of the state, and concerns about the protection of religious 'consumers' have been set against the democratic right to religious... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 36.95
In "The Frankfurt School on Religion," Eduardo Mendieta has brought together a collection of readings and essays revealing both the deep connections that the Frankfurt School has always maintained with religion as well as the significant contribution that its work has to offer. Rather than being unanimously antagonistic towards religion as has been... more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 129.99
In recent years feminist scholarship has increasingly focused on the importance of the body and its representations in virtually every social, cultural, and intellectual context. Many have argued that because women are more closely identified with their bodies, they have access to privileged and different kinds of knowledge than men. In this landmark... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95
This bold, pioneering book explores rites of passage in America by sifting through the accounts of influential thinkers who experienced them. Arthur J. Magida explains the underlying theologies, evolution, and actual practice of Jewish bar and bat mitzvahs, Christian confirmations, Hindu sacred thread ceremonies, Muslim shahadas and Zen jukai ceremonies.... more...
- The Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 27.95
What I have compiled in this extraordinary treasury are the very private thoughts of American philosophers, farmers, athletes, statesmen, mothers, laborers, scientists, industrialists, and others in their relationship with God. Some are simple, straightforward entreaties; others are elaborate invocations. All of them, however, provide indelible imprints... more...