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Sociology of Religion

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  • God Is Not Oneby Stephen Prothero

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.49

    In God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World , New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. Delving into the different... more...

  • Religion, Media, and Social Changeby Kennet Granholm; Marcus Moberg; Sofia Sjö

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In an era of heightened globalization, macro-level transformations in the general socioeconomic and cultural makeup of modern societies have been studied in great depth. Yet little attention has been paid to the growing influence of media and mass-mediated popular culture on contemporary religious sensibilities, life, and practice. Religion, Media,... more...

  • Unorthodoxby Deborah Feldman

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

    The instant New York Times bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman?s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali?s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop?s Escape , featuring a new epilogue by the author. As a member of the strictly religious Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism, Deborah Feldman grew up under a code of relentlessly enforced... more...

  • Protestant, Catholic, Jewby Will Herberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.99

    Protestant-Catholic-Jew . . . . [It] spoke precisely to the mid-century condition and speaks in still applicable ways to the American condition and, at its best, the human condition." ?Martin E. Marty, from the Introduction "In Protestant-Catholic-Jew Will Herberg has written the most fascinating essay on the religious sociology of America... more...

  • A Rumor of Angelsby Peter L. Berger

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    Influential scholar Peter L. Berger reveals five signs that point to the supernatural and its place in a modern secular society   Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines religion in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of knowledge and its effect on religious belief. Using five signs evident in ordinary... more...

  • Der Untergang des Morgenlandesby Bernard Lewis

    Bastei Entertainment 2014; US$ 8.51

    Die Probleme der islamischen Welt sind unübersehbar, ebenso deren Folgen für den Westen. Mit dieser provokanten Feststellung analysiert Beranard Lewis die historische Entwicklung des Orients - insbesondere des Osmanischen Reiches und seine Nachfolgestaaten: Die einstige Drehscheibe der Kultur, des Fortschritts und der Kunst verlor im Laufe der Geschichte... more...

  • Religionby Gerson Raabe; Alexander Grau

    Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2014; US$ 20.54

    Religion ist wieder Thema. Manche sprechen sogar von einer Rückkehr der Religionen. Solche Prognosen sind allerdings problematisch. Das liegt auch daran, dass der Religionsbegriff selbst unscharf geworden ist, da die christliche Vorstellung von Religion ihren Monopolanspruch verloren hat. Um den Begriff der Religion näherzukommen und in... more...

  • The Elementary Forms of the Religious Lifeby Émile Durkheim; Joseph Ward Swain

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    In this 1912 classic, a founder of modern sociology seeks the enduring source of human social identity. Émile Durkheim presents a remarkably accessible examination of animism, naturism, totemism, myth, and ritual. His intriguing views and ultimate conclusion?that the source of religion and morality lies in collective consciousness, rather than in... more...

  • Sociology of Religionby Kevin J. Christiano; Jr. William H. Swatos; Peter Kivisto

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 62.99

    This third edition introduces students to key principles in the sociology of religion?from history and theory to contemporary debates. This edition features new material on the relationships of religion to race and ethnicity, and to gender and sexuality, the perceived rise of both fundamentalism and secularism, global religion, and more. more...

  • The New Third Romeby Jardar Østbø

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    Drawing on theories of political myth and concepts of nationalism, Jardar Østbø analyzes the content and ideological function of the myth of Russia as a Third Rome. Through case studies of four prominent nationalist intellectuals, Østbø shows how this messianic myth was used to reinvent Russia and its allegedly rightful place in the world after the... more...