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Sociology of Religion

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  • Religion on the Edgeby Courtney Bender; Wendy Cadge; Peggy Levitt

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 24.99

    The thirteen essays in this volume challenge conventional scholarly approaches to the sociology of religion. They urge readers to look beyond congregational settings, beyond the United States, and to religions other than Christianity, and encourage critical engagement with religion's complex social consequences. Religion on the Edge offers groundbreaking... more...

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls Deceptionby Michael Baigent; Richard Leigh

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.53

    The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in caves 20 miles east of Jerusalem in 1947 and 1956. Now Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, co-authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail , have succeeded in uncovering what has been described as 'the academic scandal par excellence of the twentieth century': the story of how and why up to 75 per cent of the eight... more...

  • 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$ 50.00

    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$ 59.95

    The Islamic headscarf has become the subject of heated legal and political debate. France and Germany have legislated against it, and even the UK, long a champion of multiculturalism, has recently restricted the veil proper. Ever since home-grown Islamic terrorism struck Europe, these debates have become even more prominent, impassioned and wide-ranging,... 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...

  • 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...