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  • 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...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Zwischen Bibel und Grundgesetzby Katja Guske

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

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

  • Mobilizing Regions, Mobilizing Europeby Sebastian M. Buettner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Regional development strategies are becoming more similar all around Europe, even though regional differences are more pronounced than ever and many European regions have become more autonomous actors. This thesis of a peculiar standardized diversification of sub-national space in the modern European Union is the point of departure of this book. ... more...

  • Love Cemeteryby China Galland

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    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$ 125.00

    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$ 26.00

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