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Worship. Cultus

  • Sociological Theory and the Question of Religionby Andrew McKinnon; Marta Trzebiatowska

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book offers a variety of theoretical perspectives on the study of religion that bridge the gap between mainstream concerns of sociologists and the sociology of religion. Following an assessment of the current state of the field, the authors develop an emerging critical perspective within the sociology of religion with particular focus on the importance... more...

  • Myth and the Christian Nationby Burton L. Mack

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    America is widely regarded as the ultimate "Christian Nation." Religious language has always been at the forefront of American politics but this has increased since the events of 9/11. 'Myth and the Christian Nation' presents a startling analysis of how and why Christianity and national identity have been woven together in recent American political... more...

  • The Holy Portolano / Le Portulan sacréby Michele Bacci; Martin Rohde

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    In the late Middle Ages, a trans-Mediterranean network of holy sites developed, linked to one another by sea routes. Due to their locations, they stood out as symbolic intersections between the sea, the land, and the heavens. The essays in this volume describe the specific sacred geography of the sanctuaries situated along medieval sea... more...

  • Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sitesby Elazar Barkan; Karen Barkey

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    This anthology explores the dynamics of shared religious sites in Turkey, the Balkans, Palestine/Israel, Cyprus, and Algeria, indicating where local and national stakeholders maneuver between competition and cooperation, coexistence and conflict. Contributors probe the notion of coexistence and the logic that underlies centuries of “sharing,? exploring... more...

  • Bourdieu on Religionby Terry Rey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Pierre Bourdieu was one of the most influential social theorists of our time. He developed a series of concepts to uncover the way society works and to challenge assumptions about what society is. His ideas illuminate how individuals and groups find value and meaning and so have rapidly come to be seen as hugely productive in analysing how religion... more...

  • On the Sacredby Gordon Lynch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 19.95

    Progressive, modern societies hold the promise of the triumph of reason and the banishing of primitive, religious impulses to a bygone age. If this statement is orthodoxy to much of Western liberal thought, then Gordon Lynch's On the Sacred is heresy. Challenging the myth of the idealized rational society, Lynch argues that emotionally-charged forms... more...

  • Cross-cultural Dialogue on the Virtuesby Trudy D Conway

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This book explores the development of the influential worldwide Hizmet movement inspired by the Turkish scholar Fethullah Gulen, known for his moderate Islamic emphasis on peaceful relations among diverse people. It provides a detailed study of Gulen?s account of the virtues and argues that they provide the key to understanding this thinker and the... more...

  • Redefining Pilgrimageby Antón M. Pazos

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Exploring what does and what does not constitute pilgrimage, Redefining Pilgrimage draws together a wide variety of disciplines including politics, anthropology, history, religion and sociology. Leading contributors offer a broad range of case studies from a wide geographical area, exploring new ways of approaching pilgrimage beyond the classical religious... more...

  • The Place of the Spiritby Sarah Morice-Brubaker

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 28.00

    The Place of the Spirit' is through and through a constructive work. It brings together a representative sample of thinkers of place, none of whom are theological in the strict sense, and asks the question whether, and if so how, this thinking can be brought productively to bear on Trinitarian thought and correspondingly whether, and if so in what... more...

  • The State as an Actor in Religion Policyby Maria Grazia Martino

    Springer 2014; US$ 59.99

    Maria Grazia Martino and her contributing authors highlight the different solutions found by European countries with different ecclesiastical law systems, different distributions of Christian denominations and different percentages of Muslim immigrants: Germany, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Italy and Greece. Churches and religious communities are actors... more...