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Worship. Cultus

  • The 7 Great Prayersby Paul McManus; Tracey McManus

    Vanguard Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    In the tradition of The Purpose Driven Life , an inspirational and life-changing book that will motivate, comfort, and heal more...

  • Acts of Faithby Rodney Stark; Roger Finke

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 31.95

    Finally, social scientists have begun to attempt to understand religious behavior rather than to discredit it as irrational, ignorant, or foolish?and Rodney Stark and Roger Finke have played a major role in this new approach. Acknowledging that science cannot assess the supernatural side of religion (and therefore should not claim to do so), Stark... more...

  • American Sociology of Religionby Anthony J Blasi

    BRILL 2007; US$ 140.00

    This is a collection of histories of various aspects of American sociology of religion. The contributions range from descriptions of early dissertations, accounts of changes in theoretical conceptualization, the evolution of studies of particular denominations, to the rise of new areas of inquiry such as globalization, feminism, new religions, and... more...

  • Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200by Maria-Zoe Petropoulou

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 54.99

    A study of animal sacrifice within Greek paganism, Judaism, and Christianity during the period of their interaction between about 100 BC and AD 200. After a vivid account of the realities of sacrifice in the Greek East and in the Jerusalem Temple (up to AD 70), Maria-Zoe Petropoulou explores the attitudes of early Christians towards this practice.... more...

  • Annual Review of the Sociology of Religionby Enzo Pace; Patrick Michel

    BRILL 2011; US$ 166.00

    The main goal of the second issue of the Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, devoted entirely to religion and politics, is precisely to question the sense of a reconstruction of the mutual and simultaneous relations between these two spheres of social life. What does this process mean and where is it taking us? 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...

  • Battleground: Religionby Daniel L. Smith-Christopher

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 175.00

    Is there a controversial issue in the contemporary world that does not involve religion? Whether it's a debate over the beginning of life, or on sexuality and family life, or on the stewardship of humans over the environment, almost all of the most contentious matters that impact today's society involve people's deeply held religious beliefs. Battleground:... more...

  • Be Careful What You Pray For, You Might Just Get Itby Larry Dossey

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    From the 'New York Times' bestselling author of 'Healing Words' and 'Prayer Is Good Medicine' comes this compelling exploration of the negative side of prayer. Larry Dossey, M.D., offers remarkable evidence that, just as prayer can be used positively t more...

  • Beyond Beliefby Robert N. Bellah

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 30.95

    Beyond Belief collects fifteen celebrated, broadly ranging essays in which Robert Bellah interprets the interplay of religion and society in concrete contexts from Japan to the Middle East to the United States. First published in 1970, Beyond Belief is a classic in the field of sociology of religion. more...

  • Bringing Ritual to Mindby Robert N. McCauley; E. Thomas Lawson

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 26.00

    Bringing Ritual to Mind explores the psychological foundations of religious ritual systems. more...