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  • Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 19by Ralph L. Piedmont

    BRILL 2008; US$ 132.00

    This volume provides a wide range of research on the psychological and sociological aspects of spirituality and religiousness. Volume 19 also contains a special section focusing on issues related to adolescent spirituality. more...

  • History, Time, Meaning, and Memoryby Barbara Jones Denison

    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...

  • Understanding Faithby Stephen R.L. Clark

    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...

  • Civic Ideology, Organization, and Law in the Rule Scrollsby Yonder M. Gillihan

    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...

  • Encounters of Body and Soul in Contemporary Religious Practicesby Anna Fedele; Ruy Llera Blanes

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 85.00

    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... more...

  • Claiming Society for Godby Nancy J. Davis; Robert V. Robinson

    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...

  • Gracesby June Cotner

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99

    Saying grace at mealtime is a time-honored tradition for many families and a newfound source of spiritual connection for others. Whether you're a master at giving the blessing or fairly new to this sacred art, Graces will bring inspiration to your meals and special gatherings. Seeing the need for such inspiration at her family's table, June Cotner... more...

  • Gracesby June Cotner

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 17.99

    Saying grace at mealtime is a time-honored tradition for many families and a newfound source of spiritual connection for others. Whether you're a master at giving the blessing or fairly new to this sacred art, Graces will bring inspiration to your meals and special gatherings. Seeing the need for such inspiration at her family's table, June Cotner... more...

  • An Invitation to Sociology of Religionby Phil Zuckerman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 36.95

    This book intends to serve as a conversational, colorful, engaging, and provocative introduction to the sociology of religion for undergraduates. Written in lively prose, this volume aims to introduce students to the major themes, problems and goals of the sociological study of religion while also summoning the sense of wonder and curiosity for the... more...

  • The Role of Religion in Modern Societiesby Detlef Pollack; Daniel V.A. Olson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Does modernization lead to the decline of religion? This question lies at the centre of a key debate in the sociology of religion. During the past decade American scholars, using primarily American data, have dominated this debate and have made a strong case that the answer to this question is no. Recently, however, a new crop of European scholars,... more...