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Sociology of Religion

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  • God and His Demonsby Michael Parenti

    Prometheus Books 2010; US$ 11.99

    A noted author and activist brings his critical acumen and rhetorical skills to bear in this polemic against the dark side of religion. Unlike some popular works by stridently outspoken atheists, this is not a blanket condemnation of all believers. Rather the author's focus is the heartless exploitation of faithful followers by those in power, as well... more...

  • The Sociology of Islamby Asst Prof Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir; Professor Bryan S Turner; Dr Carool Kersten

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Taking a thematic approach, Bryan S. Turner draws together his writings which explore the relationship between 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 examines how Muslims adapt to changing times and how Islam has come... more...

  • When Religion Becomes Evilby Charles Kimball

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, leading religion and Middle East expert Charles Kimball shows how all religious traditions are susceptible to these basic corruptions and why only authentic faith can prevent such evil. The Five Warning Signs of Corruption in Religion 1. Absolute Truth Claims 2. Blind Obedience 3. Establishing the... more...

  • 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$ 39.99

    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 Introductionby Lawrence Davidson

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 52.00

    This review of the evolution of Islamic fundamentalism and Western-Muslim relations?from the events of September 11, 2001, to the present day?offers insight into the movement's historical roots and growing contemporary influence. more...

  • Love Cemeteryby China Galland

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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$ 26.95

    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

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