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  • Theological Reflections on "Gangnam Style"by Joseph Cheah; Grace Ji-Sun Kim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    As we listen to Psy's music are we laughing at him or with him? This book responds to this question from historical and theological perspectives and tackles the pressing issues concerning racial stereotypes, imposed masculinity, and imitating another in order to ridicule him/her. 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 á 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 á 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...

  • The Changing Soul of Europeby Helena Vilaša; Enzo Pace; Inger Furseth; Per Pettersson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book paves the way for a more enlarged discussion on religion and migration phenomena in countries of Northern and Southern Europe. The book presents through various theoretical lenses and empirical researches the impact mobility and consequent religious transnationalism have on multiple aspects of culture and social life in societies where the... more...

  • Faith as an Optionby Hans Joas

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    Many people these days regard religion as outdated and are unable to understand how believers can intellectually justify their faith. Nonbelievers have long assumed that progress in technology and the sciences renders religion irrelevant. Believers, in contrast, see religion as vital to society's spiritual and moral well-being. But does modernization... more...

  • Profaneby Christopher S. Grenda

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Humans have been uttering profane words and incurring the consequences for millennia. But contemporary events?from the violence in 2006 that followed Danish newspaper cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed to the 2012 furor over the Innocence of Muslims video?indicate that controversy concerning blasphemy has reemerged in explosive transnational... more...

  • Der Untergang des Morgenlandesby Bernard Lewis

    Bastei Entertainment 2014; US$ 9.71

    Die Probleme der islamischen Welt sind unŘbersehbar, ebenso deren Folgen fŘr 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...

  • Religion, Media, and Social Changeby Kennet Granholm; Marcus Moberg; Sofia Sj÷

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    In an era of heightened globalization, macro-level transformations in the general socioeconomic and cultural makeup of modern societies have been studied in great depth. Yet little attention has been paid to the growing influence of media and mass-mediated popular culture on contemporary religious sensibilities, life, and practice. Religion, Media,... 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...