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  • When Rituals go Wrong: Mistakes, Failure, and the Dynamics of Ritualby Ute Hüsken

    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...

  • 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...

  • Religion in the 21st Centuryby Dr Lisbet Christoffersen; Professor Hanne Petersen; Margit Warburg; Professor Hans Raun Iversen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    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...

  • Prayer Fashions Manby James S. Cutsinger

    World Wisdom 2004; US$ 9.99

    In this newly revised English translation from the French, including a comprehensive glossary, this volume surveys the enormous range of Schuon's writngs on prayer and spiritual life. more...

  • Pray Without Ceasingby Patrick Laude

    World Wisdom 2006; US$ 9.99

    Why and how should one pray? Pray Without Ceasing is an attempt at answering this question in the most essential and direct way. The treasury of spiritual texts that have been collected in this volume is focused on the way of the invocation of divine Names, or sacred formulae. 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...