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  • Der Sozialwert der Religionby Volker Drehsen; Christian Albrecht; Hans Martin Dober; Birgit Weyel

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    In light of the current popularity enjoyed by the subject of religion and questions about the consequences arising from this situation, especially for practical theology, the early essays on the sociology of religion by Volker Drehsen (born 1949) have once again become poignant. They continue to retain their power of illuminating the self-conception... more...

  • Religion, Spirituality and the Social Sciencesby Dr Basia Spalek; Dr Alia Imtoual

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 99.00

    This edited collection brings together an international panel of contributors to explore ways of engaging with issues of religion and spirituality when carrying out social science research. more...

  • The Diamond & the Starby John Warden

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2009; US$ 31.95

    Describing the use of symbols in philosophy and religion, this book connects the Taoist symbol of the self—the diamond body—to the tetrahedron, as well as to the four valences of the carbon molecule, the basis of all life. Following these ideas further, the discussion details the close correspondence between the ancient wisdom of Lao Tsu and the... more...

  • Ritual and the Sacredby Prof Dr Massimo Rosati

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    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... more...

  • Easter, Passover, and Other Spring Festivalsby Ann Morrill

    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...

  • Theorizing ritualsby Jens Kreinath; Jan Snoek; Michael Stausberg

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2010; US$ 232.95

    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...