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Sociology of Religion

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  • Religion in the Ranksby Joanne Rennick; Romeo Dallaire

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2011; Not Available

    Examining the changing functions of the official religious leaders in the chaplaincy as well as the place and purpose of religion in the lives of regular military personnel, Religion in the Ranks explores this question in the context of late modernity and the Canadian secular state. more...

  • God Hates Fagsby Michael Cobb

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title At the funeral of Matthew Shepard—the young Wyoming man brutally murdered for being gay—the Reverend Fred Phelps led his parishioners in protest, displaying signs with slogans like “Matt Shepard rots in Hell,” “Fags Die God Laughs,” and “God Hates Fags.” In counter-protest, activists launched an “angel action,”... more...

  • The Nature of Sociologyby Mike Gane

    Berghahn Books 2005; US$ 27.95

    Having taken over the leadership of the French school of sociology after the death of his uncle, Emile Durkheim, in 1917, Mauss, celebrated author of The Gift, re-launched the flagship journal, the Année sociologique. Here are two of Mauss's most significant statements on the social sciences. The first, written with Fauconnet, outlines the methodological... more...

  • Challenging Identitiesby Peter Madsen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Identity is a keyword in a number of academic fields as well as in public debate and in politics. During the last decades, references to identity have proliferated, yet there is no simple definition available that corresponds to the use of the notion in all contexts. The significance of the notion depends on the conceptual or ideological constellation... more...

  • Circuits of Faithby Michael Farquhar

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Reconstructing the history of the Islamic University of Medina, this book sheds light on efforts undertaken by Saudi actors to extend Wahhabi influence beyond the kingdom's borders and suggests a new framework for understanding Islamic transnational religious networks. more...

  • Uprising of the Foolsby Vikash Singh

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    The Kanwar is India's largest annual religious pilgrimage. Millions of participants gather sacred water from the Ganga and carry it across hundreds of miles to dispense as offerings in Śiva shrines. These devotees—called bhola , gullible or fools, and seen as miscreants by many Indians—are mostly young, destitute men, who have been left behind in... more...

  • Challenging Islamic Orthodoxyby Al Makin

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 93.39

    This book is the first work that comprehensively presents the accounts of Lia Eden, a former flower arranger who claims to have received divine messages from the Archangel Gabriel and founded the divine Eden Kingdom in her house in Jakarta. This book places Lia Eden’s prophetic trajectory in the context of diverse Indonesian spiritual and religious... more...

  • The Possibility of Altruismby Thomas Nagel

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Just as there are rational requirements on thought, there are rational requirements on action. This book defends a conception of ethics, and a related conception of human nature, according to which altruism is included among the basic rational requirements on desire and action. more...

  • Alternative Sociologies of Religionby James V. Spickard

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 27.00

    Alternative Sociologies of Religion explores what the sociology of religion would look like had it emerged in a Confucian, Muslim, or Native American culture rather than in a Christian one.    Sociology has long used Western Christianity as a model for all religious life. As a result, the field has tended to highlight aspects of religion that... more...

  • Contemporary Irelandby Sara O'Sullivan

    UCD Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    In-depth description and analysis of the transformations that have taken place in Ireland over the past ten years during the heyday of the Celtic Tiger more...