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Sociology of Religion

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  • The Greening of Protestant Thoughtby Robert Booth Fowler

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    The Greening of Protestant Thought traces the increasing influence of environmentalism on American Protestantism since the first Earth Day, which took place in 1970. Robert Booth Fowler explores the extent to which ecological concerns permeate Protestant thought and examines contemporary controversies within and between mainline and fundamentalist... more...

  • The New Third Romeby Jardar Østbø

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    Drawing on theories of political myth and concepts of nationalism, Jardar Østbø analyzes the content and ideological function of the myth of Russia as a Third Rome. Through case studies of four prominent nationalist intellectuals, Østbø shows how this messianic myth was used to reinvent Russia and its allegedly rightful place in the world after the... more...

  • Drawn to the Godsby David Feltmate

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 28.00

    Dives into a new world of religious satire illuminated through the layers of religion and humor that make up the The Simpsons, South Park , and Family Guy .   Drawing on the worldviews put forth by three wildly popular animated shows ? The Simpsons , South Park , and Family Guy ? David Feltmate demonstrates how ideas about religion?s proper... 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...

  • Islam and Muslims in Germanyby Ala Al-Hamarneh; Jörn Thielmann

    BRILL 2008; US$ 203.00

    In the European discourse of post 9/11 reality, concepts such as ?Multiculturalism?, ?Integration? and ?European Islam? are becoming more and more topical. The empirically- based contributions in this volume aim to reflect the variety of current Muslim social practices and life-worlds in Germany. The volume goes beyond the fragmented methods of minority... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Returning to Religionby Jonathan Benthall

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Intimating the Sacredby Andrew Hock Soon Ng

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 45.00

    Religion has featured in Anglophone literature in Malaysia from colonial times to the present. In Intimating the Sacred, Andrew Hock Soon Ng considers the practice of everyday religiosity as represented in literature, which is often starkly opposed to the impression created by religious rhetoric promoted by the government. The book?s examination of... more...

  • Understanding Religion and Popular Cultureby Terry Ray Clark; Dan W. Clanton Jr.

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95

    This introductory text provides students with a 'toolbox' of approaches for analyzing religion and popular culture. It encourages readers to think critically about the ways in which popular cultural practices and products, especially those considered as forms of entertainment, are laden with religious ideas, themes, and values. The chapters feature... more...

  • The Sociology of Religionby Grace Davie

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 61.00

    "Davie accomplishes four things, any one of which would be worth the price of the book. First, she provides a clear, thorough review of theory and research in the sociology of religion, and argues successfully for its position as a central subdiscipline. Second, she displays an impressive command of comparative literature in the field, using French,... more...