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- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00
Television and movies shape popular culture, with audiences often unaware of how media messages influence the way they think, act, and view the world. In this enlightening guide, author Jen Letherer interprets film and television shows from a Christian standpoint, revealing how beliefs and values portrayed on the big and small screens often impact... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95
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...
- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95
Even in our world of redefined life partnerships and living arrangements, most marriages begin through sacred ritual connected to a religious tradition. But if marriage rituals affirm deeply held religious and secular values in the presence of clergy, family, and community, where does divorce, which severs so many of these sacred bonds, fit in? ... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 39.99
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...
- Baylor University Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Maybe you have seen the board games. Christianity has Vatican: The Board Game ; Journeys of Paul, Armor of God and Divinity (the only game to have the imprimatur of the Catholic Church). Islam and Judaism have Race to the Kabah , Mecca to Medina , Exodus , and Kosherland . Buddhism has Karma Chakra and BuddhaWheel . And then there are the... more...
- Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2015; US$ 12.99
The Triumph of Faith explodes the myth that people around the world are abandoning religion. Stark marshals an incredible amount of data?surveys of more than a million people in 163 nations?to paint the full picture that both scholars and popular commentators have missed. He explains why the astonishing growth of religion is happening, and what... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95
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...