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  • Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 20by R L Piedmont; Andrew Village

    BRILL 2009; US$ 151.00

    A wide range of research and review articles are presented. Topic areas include mental and physical health, personality correlates of spirituality, validity evidence for the ASPIRES, and the role of religious values on socio-political attitudes. Also included in this volume are studies examining women's issues surrounding body image and disordered... more...

  • When Rituals Go Wrongby Ute Husken

    BRILL 2007; US$ 166.00

    Investigates the implications of breaking ritual rules, of failed performances and of the extinction of ritual systems. This book offers a study on ritual mistakes and failure. more...

  • Ritualby Catherine Bell

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 23.99

    From handshakes and toasts to chant and genuflection, ritual pervades our social interactions and religious practices. Still, few of us could identify all of our daily and festal ritual behaviors, much less explain them to an outsider. Similarly, because of the variety of activities that qualify as ritual and their many contradictory yet, in many ways,... more...

  • Pilgrimage in Latin Americaby N. Ross Crumine; Alan Morinis

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 127.00

    This volume explores the historical development, range of diversity, and the structure and impacts of pilgrimage in Latin America. It is among the first to create a general framework for understanding this religious practice. more...

  • The New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religionby Bryan S. Turner

    Wiley 2010; US$ 225.95

    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...

  • Religion in the 21st Centuryby Lisbet Christoffersen; Hans Raun Iversen; Hanne Petersen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • Life Prayersby Elizabeth Roberts; Elias Amidon

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Annual Review of the Sociology of Religionby Giuseppe Giordan

    BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00

    The purpose of the Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion (ARSR) is to investigate the ?new? role of religion in the contemporary world, which is characterized by cultural pluralism and religious individualism. It is the aim of the ARSR to combine different methods within the social scientific study of religion. The ARSR employs an interdisciplinary... more...

  • Exploring the Postsecularby Arie Molendijk; Justin Beaumont; Christoph Jedan

    BRILL 2010; US$ 185.00

    This book examines contemporary relations between religion, politics and urban societies from a theoretical perspective. Special attention is paid to those authors (e.g. Habermas, Taylor) who analyze new global constellations in terms of a shift from the secular to the postsecular. more...

  • How I Prayby Jim Castelli

    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...