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  • Healthy American Familiesby JOHN H. SCANZONI

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00

    Rejecting the definition of family promulgated by the Religious Right, Healthy American Families: A Progressive Alternative to the Religious Right offers an innovative approach to understanding 21st-century families. Proactive rather than reactive, it explores the ways families have changed over the past 200 years and builds on that to elucidate the... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Myths, Models and Paradigmsby Ian G. Barbour

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • God and His Demonsby Michael Parenti

    Prometheus Books 2010; US$ 11.99

    A thorough and hard-hitting critique that is a must read for anyone interested in the interaction between religion and science. It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic scientists that religion and science have never been in serious conflict. Some even claim that Christianity was responsible for the development... more...

  • The Sociology of Islamby Bryan S. Turner; Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Taking a thematic approach, Bryan S. Turner draws together his important writings in sociology and Islam which engage with the relationship of Islam and the ideas of Western social thinkers. Turner engages with the broad categories of capitalism, orientalism, modernity, gender, and citizenship among others, as he explores how Muslims adapt to the changing... more...