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- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99
Leaving a religion is not merely a matter of losing or rejecting faith. For many, it involves dramatic changes of everyday routines and personal habits. Davidman bases her analysis on in-depth conversations with forty ex-Hasidic individuals. From these conversations emerge accounts of the great fear, angst, and sense of danger that come of leaving... more...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 194.00
This three-volume collection demonstrates the depth and breadth of evangelical Christians' consumption, critique, and creation of popular culture, and how evangelical Christians are both influenced by?and influence?mainstream popular culture, covering comic books to movies to social media. more...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95
The label 'Suicide Cults' has been applied to a wide variety of different alternative religions, from Jonestown to the Solar Temple to Heaven's Gate. Additionally, observers have asked if such group suicides are in any way comparable to Islamist suicide terrorism, or to historical incidents of mass suicide, such as the mass suicide of the... 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...
- SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 44.00
A rich and dynamic introduction to the varieties of religious life and the central issues in the sociology of religion today. It leads the reader through the key ideas and main debates within the field as well as offering in-depth descriptions and analysis of specific religions and movements. more...
- University Press of America 2009; US$ 19.99
This book tells the story of Jewish youth in upstate New York during the fin-de-siZcle decade of the nineteenth century. Ginsburg details periods of transition for these youths by exploring life at various Jewish orphanages, examining a weekly Jewish journal, and profiling individuals as well as Jewish associations. more...