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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
Ritual and the Sacred discusses some of the most important issues of modern socio-political life through the lens of a neo-Durkheimian perspective. Building on the main lesson of Durkheim's Elementary Forms of Religious Life, this book articulates values and practices common to non-Western and religious traditions that have the capacity to shape our... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 48.00
Spring signifies change and a new beginning. A time of longer days and warmer weather, the holidays celebrated during this season reflect this sense of renewal and rebirth. The specific customs and traditions may differ among cultures, but the underlying themes - of honoring life and the triumph of good over evil - remain the same. Although hundreds... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 217.00
Volume two of Theorizing Rituals mainly consists of an annotated bibliography of more than 400 items covering those books, edited volumes and essays that are considered most relevant for the field of ritual theory. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 247.00
In the history of Jewish, Christian and Muslim culture, religious identity was not only formed by historical claims, but also by the usage of certain images: ?images of God?, ?images of the others?, ?images of the self.?This book includes a discussion of the role of these images in society and politics, in theology and liturgy, yesterday and today. more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 151.00
Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion publishes empirical and theoretical studies of religion from a wide range of disciplines and from all parts of the globe. This volume includes a special section on Islam and Mental Health as well as articles on spirituality, psychological health, conversion, and the cultural psychology of religion. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 166.00
This volume investigates the implications of breaking ritual rules, of failed performances and of the extinction of ritual systems. The essays thus break new ground in the comparative analysis of rituals and introduce new perspectives to ritual studies. more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63
Catherine Bell offers a practical introduction to ritual practice and its study, surveying the most influential theories of religion and ritual, the major categories of ritual activity, and the key debates that have shaped our understanding of ritualism. Bell refuses to nail down ritual with any one definition or understanding. Instead, her purpose... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 240.00 US$ 208.00
Reflecting the very latest developments in the field, the New Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of religion with a clear emphasis on comparative and historical approaches. Covers major debates in secularization theory, rational choice theory, feminism and the body Takes a multidisciplinary approach, covering history,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
In spite of the debate about secularization or de-secularization, the existential-bodily need for religion is basically the same as always. What have been changed are the horizons within which religions are interpreted and the relationships within which religions are integrated. This book explores how religions continue to challenge secular democracy... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.75
An eloquent anthology honoring the wonders and challenges of life on earth and celebrating the seasons of our lives. The mysteries and delights of life on earth are illuminated in this richly eclectic collection of poetry, wisdom, prayers, and blessings from thinkers and writers around the world. Here you will find the poetry of Hildgard of Bingen... more...