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Sociology of Religion

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  • War and Peaceby Bryan S. Turner

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    The book explores the role of religion in war and peace through nine original contributions that examine a range of case studies from different historical periods. Religion, the volume suggests, is typically not the cause of human conflict, but rather the product of actions by the state and the legal system.   more...

  • The Sociology of Religionby Grace Davie

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 42.00

    A new edition of a successful book from one of the biggest names in the field of the sociology of religion. The first edition is widely adopted and cited throughout the world, and readers will be keen to see this revised and updated version. more...

  • Puritan Islamby Barry A. Vann

    Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 12.99

    In this unique analysis of Muslim population shifts in the Western world, geographer Barry A. Vann provides fresh insights into the theological factors that play into these demographic trends. Vann examines the ?imagined geographies? of Muslims with a puritan orientation. People with this mind-set are little inclined to accept a pluralistic, multicultural,... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violenceby Mark Juergensmeyer; Margo Kitts; Michael Jerryson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 149.99

    Violence has always played a part in the religious imagination, from symbols and myths to legendary battles, from colossal wars to the theater of terrorism. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence surveys intersections between religion and violence throughout history and around the world. The forty original essays in this volume include overviews... more...

  • Veilby Christian Joppke

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    Christian Joppke is Professor of Political Science at the American University of Paris. more...

  • Cities of Godby Rodney Stark

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    How did the preaching of a peasant carpenter from Galilee spark a movement that would grow to include over two billion followers? Who listened to this "good news," and who ignored it? Where did Christianity spread, and how? Based on quantitative data and the latest scholarship, preeminent scholar and journalist Rodney Stark presents new and startling... more...

  • Dying for Heavenby Ariel Glucklich

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In Dying for Heaven , Georgetown scholar and advisor to the defense community Ariel Glucklich explains the religious motivation of terrorism. This provocative work of political science argues that the very best qualities of religion?its ability to make people feel good and bring them together?are in fact its most dangerous. Glucklich, author of Sacred... more...

  • God Is Redby Liao Yiwu

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    In God is Red , Chinese dissident journalist and poet Liao Yiwu?once lauded, later imprisoned, and now celebrated author of For a Song and a Hundred Songs and The Corpse Walker ?profiles the extraordinary lives of dozens of Chinese Christians, providing a rare glimpse into the underground world of belief that is taking hold within the officially... more...

  • Islam and Other Religionsby Irfan Omar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This collection of essays assesses various dimensions of dialogue between Islam and other religions, especially Christianity. This book celebrates the work of Professor Mahmoud Ayoub and reflects the themes that are central in his scholarship spanned over the last three decades and which are more relevant than ever at the inauguration of the twenty-first... more...

  • Religion in a Liberal Stateby Gavin D'Costa; Malcolm Evans; Tariq Modood; Julian Rivers

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Leading authors in politics, law, sociology and theology discuss what the proper place of religion is in a liberal state. more...