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Sociology of Religion

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  • Religion and Youthby Sylvia Collins-Mayo; Pink Dandelion

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 34.95

    Written by leading scholars in the field, Religion and Youth presents an accessible, yet cutting edge, guide to the key issues in the study of youth and religion, including methodological perspectives. It provides a key teaching text in these areas for undergraduates, and a book of rigorous scholarship for postgraduates, academics and practitioners.... more...

  • Unchosenby Hella Winston

    Beacon Press 2006; US$ 17.00

    Honorable Mention in the 2012 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism When Hella Winston began talking with Hasidic Jews for her doctoral dissertation in sociology, she was excited to be meeting members of the highly insular Satmar sect. While several Jewish journalists and scholars have produced largely admiring books describing the Lubavitch way... more...

  • Returning to Religionby Jonathan Benthall

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 29.00

    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...

  • Ancient Judaismby Max Weber

    Free Press 2010; Not Available

    Weber?s classic study which deals specifically with: Types of Asceticism and the Significance of Ancient Judaism, History and Social Organization of Ancient Palestine, Political Organization and Religious Ideas in the Time of the Confederacy and the Early Kings, Political Decline, Religious Conflict and Biblical Prophecy. 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...

  • American Catholic Hospitalsby Barbra Wall

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 45.95

    In American Catholic Hospitals, Barbra Mann Wall chronicles changes in Catholic hospitals during the twentieth century. Wall explores the Church's struggle to safeguard its religious values. As hospital leaders reacted to increased political, economic, and societal secularization, they extended their religious principles in the areas of universal... 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...

  • Myths, Models and Paradigmsby Ian G. Barbour

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Scientist and philosophers have more in common than might first appear, especially when the language used in the two disciplines receives a closer scrutiny, Ian G. Barbour treats three scientific view-points that can clarify the specific nature of religious language. The first theme is the diverse function of language . Science and religion each... more...

  • There Is No Godby David A. Williamson; George Yancey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 35.99

    There is No God: Atheists in America explores the growing number of atheists in America. While the United States is still a religious nation, there is an increasingly visible number of people who profess faith in no god, and yet, beyond their most famous spokespeople, we know little about this growing group. There is No God draws on national... more...

  • Crescent Moon Risingby Paul L. Williams

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    Forty years ago, Muslims in America were a statistically insignificant minority, numbering fewer than one thousand individuals. By contrast, Islam is today the second-largest and fastest growing religion in America, with more than six million adherents. In Crescent Moon Rising , journalist Paul L. Williams examines the phenomenal rise of Islam in... more...