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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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Many people these days regard religion as outdated and are unable to understand how believers can intellectually justify their faith.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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...