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- BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00
It can be said that history is poor sociology that does not account sufficiently for present social circumstances, while sociology is bad history in that it does not go back in time. This volume in the Religion and Social Order series sets out to address these conjoint problems of history and sociology within the disciplinary boundaries of the sociology... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 20.99
Militant atheists often mirror the worst kind of ignorance and hostility that they condemn in traditional believers. Writing both as a philosopher and an Anglican Christian, Professor Clark explores this initial perception, considering such topics as the alleged openness of scientists compared with the dogmatism of believers;... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 18.23
In dieser kulturgeschichtlichen und empirischen Studie wird der Konsum sexueller Dienstleistungen von Männern untersucht. Im Vordergrund steht dabei die Bearbeitung grundlegender Fragen der Prostitutionsdebatte, zum Beispiel darüber, ob Prostitution einen Beitrag zur sexuellen Freiheit leistet. more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 6.37
Der vorliegende Versuch war ursprünglich Teil einer nicht zur Veröffentlichung bestimmten Festschrift aus Anlaß des 65. Ge burtstages meines verehrten Lehrers, des Göttinger Ordinarius für Philosophie Josef König, am 24. Februar 1958. Der Aufsatz er schien dann in zwei Teilen in den Heften 2 und 3 des 10. Jahrgan ges der Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie... more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 25.99
Arguing that the concept of ritual is overdue for critical rethinking, Bell here offers a close theoretical analysis of recent developments in ritual studies, concentrating on anthropology, sociology, and history of religions. She begins by showing how discourse on ritual has served to generate and legitimate a limited and ultimately closed form of... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 242.00
Using insights from modern sociology, this book argues that the organization, law, and literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls sect expressed an "alternative civic ideology" by which members claimed citizenship in a superior commonwealth that would soon replace the existing Judean state. more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95
Social scientists and philosophers confronted with religious phenomena have always been challenged to find a proper way to describe the spiritual experiences of the social group they were studying. The influence of the Cartesian dualism of body and mind (or soul) led to a distinction between non-material, spiritual experiences (i.e., related to the... more...
- Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 20.99
Claiming Society for God focuses on common strategies employed by religiously orthodox, fundamentalist movements around the world. Rather than employing terrorism, as much of post-9/11 thinking suggests, these movements use a patient, under-the-radar strategy of infiltrating and subtly transforming civil society. Nancy J. Davis and Robert V. Robinson... more...
- Workman Publishing Company 2013; US$ 9.95
The perfect gift for seekers, the curious, and the spiritually hungry, The Little Book of Prayers now has a stunning new cover and a more prayer book?like format. Gathered from holy books and prayer books, from songs and spirituals, spoken traditions and poets, it is an unexpectedly approachable collection of common and uncommon prayers from around... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00
Cattoi and McDaniel present a selection of articles on the role of the body and the spiritual senses - our transfigured channels of sensory perceptions - in the context of spiritual practice. The volume investigates this theme across a variety of different religious traditions, starting from early and medieval Christianity, addressing a number of Eastern... more...