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  • 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...

  • The Sacred Canopyby Peter L. Berger

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    Influential scholar Peter L. Berger explores the sociological underpinnings of religion and the rise of a modern secular society   Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger carefully lays out an understanding of religion as a historical, societal mechanism in this classic work of social theory. Berger examines the roots of religious belief... more...

  • International Bibliography of Sikh Studiesby Rajwant Singh Chilana

    Springer 2006; US$ 329.00

    Lists more than 10,000 English-language publications, including books, composite works, journal articles, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations, project reports, and electronic resources produced in the field of Sikh Studies. This work contains sections on subjects such as Sikh gurus, Sikh philosophy, Sikh politics and Sikh religion. more...

  • Development and Faithby Katherine Marshall

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 19.99

    The faith and development nexus is both a promising new focus for secular development agencies and a historic reality: for centuries, world faiths and individuals inspired by their faith have played many roles in social change and social welfare. Secular development agencies have largely operated in parallel to the world of faith-motivated development.... more...

  • Tales of and about Jewish Youth during the Fin-de-siècle Eraby Lawrence M. Ginsburg

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 25.99

    This book tells the story of Jewish youth in upstate New York during the fin-de-siZcle decade of the nineteenth century. Ginsburg details periods of transition for these youths by exploring life at various Jewish orphanages, examining a weekly Jewish journal, and profiling individuals as well as Jewish associations. more...

  • Religion and Youthby Sylvia Collins-Mayo; Pink Dandelion

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 34.95

    Written by leading scholars in the field, Religion and Youth presents an accessible, yet cutting edge, guide to the key issues in the study of youth and religion, including methodological perspectives. It provides a key teaching text in these areas for undergraduates, and a book of rigorous scholarship for postgraduates, academics and practitioners.... more...

  • Headscarf Politics in Turkeyby Merve Kavakci Islam; John L. Esposito; Lord Eric Avebury

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This book questions the 'role model' status of the Turkish Republic with respect to the advancement of female agency in a secular context by using the study of women with headscarves as a case in point. Turkey's commitment to modernization depends heavily on secularism which involves, among other things, the westernization of women's appearance. more...

  • Unchosenby Hella Winston

    Beacon Press 2006; US$ 17.00

    Honorable Mention in the 2012 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism When Hella Winston began talking with Hasidic Jews for her doctoral dissertation in sociology, she was excited to be meeting members of the highly insular Satmar sect. While several Jewish journalists and scholars have produced largely admiring books describing the Lubavitch way... more...

  • Returning to Religionby Jonathan Benthall

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 29.00

    How can one explain the resurgence of religion, even in a western context of rationality and scientific endeavour? The persistence of religious expression has compelled even diehard secularists, or proponents of the 'secularization thesis', to rethink their positions. Jonathan Benthall explains precisely why societies are not bound to embrace western... more...

  • The Lore of Scotlandby Jennifer Beatrice Westwood; Sophia Kingshill

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.74

    Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions.... more...