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  • God's Harvardby Hanna Rosin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    Since 2000, America?s most ambitious young evangelicals have been making their way to Patrick Henry College, a small Christian school just outside the nation?s capital. Most of them are homeschoolers whose idealism and discipline put the average American teenager to shame. And God?s Harvard grooms these students to be the elite of tomorrow, dispatching... more...

  • Zwischen Bibel und Grundgesetzby Katja Guske

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 44.99

    Politisch einflussreiche Evangelikale werden insbesondere in den USA verortet. Doch auch deutsche Evangelikale üben einen nicht zu unterschätzenden politischen Einfluss aus. Katja Guske analysiert detailliert politische Einstellungen, Aktivitäten und Handlungsstrategien der deutschen Evangelikalen. Die bisher in den Politikwissenschaften vernachlässigte... more...

  • Islamic Fundamentalism: An Introduction, 3rd Editionby Lawrence Davidson

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 52.00

    Given the volatile nature of relations between the Middle East and the Western world, many Westerners, particularly Americans, have a skewed view of what comprises Islamic fundamentalism. Many wonder, are these beliefs based in religious doctrine, political motivations, or even irrational rhetoric? This book offers a highly accessible introduction... more...

  • Love Cemeteryby China Galland

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.21

    By the eve of the Civil War, there were four million slaves in North America, and Harrison County was the largest slave-owning county in Texas. So when China Galland returned to research her family history there, it should not have surprised her to learn of unmarked cemeteries for slaves. "My daddy never let anybody plow this end of the field," a... more...

  • Jewish on Their Own Termsby Jennifer A. Thompson

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    This book provides a complex, insightful portrait of intermarried couples and the new forms of American Judaism that they are constructing. It tells the stories of intermarried couples, the rabbis and other Jewish educators who work with them, and the conflicting public conversations about intermarriage among American Jews. Ethnography is used to... more...

  • Sociological Theory (Routledge Revivals)by Keith Dixon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1973, this book is concerned with the question of whether Sociology is, or ought to be, a theoretical science. Keith Dixon argues that the pretence to the theoretical is a hindrance to the development of the field of Sociology, which devalues significant empirical work by giving status to research findings only in so far as they... more...

  • Religion and Inequality in Americaby Lisa A. Keister; Darren E. Sherkat

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    Examines how social inequality is affected by religious beliefs and affiliation, with contributions in the fields of religion and sociology. more...

  • Religion, Culture & Societyby Andrew Singleton

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 35.00

    A rich and dynamic introduction to the varieties of religious life and the central issues in the sociology of religion today. It leads the reader through the key ideas and main debates within the field as well as offering in-depth descriptions and analysis of specific religions and movements. more...

  • Human Rights and Responsibilities in the World Religionsby Joseph Runzo; Nancy M Martin; Arvind Sharma

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 39.99

    This book outlines approaches to human rights and responsibilities within the different world religions. more...

  • Sacred Divorceby Kathleen E. Jenkins

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

     In a world where marriage remains a largely sacred undertaking, what role does religion play when such bonds are broken?  Kathleen Jenkins takes up this question in a work that combines broad sociological analysis with the intimate stories of the clergy and the faithful across the religious spectrum as they talk about experiencing a break in core... more...