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  • Crossings and Crossesby Jenny Berglund; Thomas Lundén; Peter Strandbrink

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume critically explores the state of religious and civic life and politics on the margins of state spaces by analysing the themes of borders, education, and religions in northern Europe. It suggests that the formation of religious and civic identity through education is not becoming less parochial and more culturally open. It also... more...

  • Patterns Legitimizing Political Violence in Transcultural Perspectivesby Bettina Koch

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume analyzes discourses in which religion is used to legitimize political violence. The research centers on both premodern and modern Islam and Christianity outside the post-industrial world, with a particular focus on the Middle East and Latin America, thus filling a gap in the existing literature. The resulting study and its... 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$ 8.25

    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$ 19.92

    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...

  • The Gods of Greece and Romeby Talfourd Ely

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    From famous denizens of Olympus to anonymous river nymphs and sea monsters, the deities of the ancient world populate the pages of this resource. Richly readable and informative, it defines the myths in terms of their influence on Western literature, and depicts the role of the deities in everyday life. more...

  • How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy Stepsby Ryan T. Cragun

    Pitchstone Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    Do you want the greatest challenges of the day to be addressed with thoughtful, reality-based solutions rather than with cherry-picked quotations from scripture? Do you want to shrink religion?especially fundamentalist religion?to the point that it plays no noticeable role in American public life? Do you want right-wing religious leaders to be so... more...

  • Online Anti-Semitism in Turkeyby Turkay Salim Nefes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This is the first study that examines online anti-Semitism in Turkey. Nefes surveys important historical events concerning Turkish-Jewry and analyses people's online expressions about Adolf Hitler in the most popular forum website in Turkey, Ek?i Sözlük. more...