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  • Human Rights and Responsibilities in the World Religionsby Joseph Runzo; Nancy M Martin; Arvind Sharma

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book outlines approaches to human rights and responsibilities within the different world religions. more...

  • Sacred Divorceby Kathleen E. Jenkins

    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...

  • Religion and Immigrationby Peter Kivisto

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    This concise book provides readers with a comprehensive overviewand critical assessment of the key issues and varied strands ofresearch relating to immigration and religion that have beenproduced during the past two decades. Religion, once a neglected topic in migration studies, is todayseen as a crucially important aspect of the immigrant experience.For... more...

  • The Death and Resurrection of Devianceby Michael Dellwing; Joseph A. Kotarba; Nathan W. Pino

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Are reports of the 'death of deviance' premature? This collection brings together leading international scholars to analyse uses of the 'deviance' concept to argue its vitality and show its possible utility in a variety of fields including religion, education and media narratives. more...

  • The Making of a Postsecular Societyby Massimo Rosati

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Based on a rigorous construction of theoretical categories and on a close scrutiny of the common challenges confronting Europe and its Turkish neighbour long considered ‘other’ with regard to the accommodation of religious difference, this book sheds light on the possibilities for Europe to find new ways of arranging the relationship between... more...

  • Patterns Legitimizing Political Violence in Transcultural Perspectivesby Bettina Koch

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume analyzes discourses in which religion is used to legitimize political violence. The research centers on both premodern and modern Islam and Christianity outside the post-industrial world, with a particular focus on the Middle East and Latin America, thus filling a gap in the existing literature. The resulting study and its contribution... more...

  • The Shipwrecked Mindby Mark Lilla

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    A sense of nostalgia, of not feeling at home in the present, and an attempt to recover a lost philosophical or religious tradition characterize the twentieth-century intellectuals whose work Mark Lilla investigates in The Shipwrecked Mind . From Franz Rosenzweig, who sought to lead assimilated Jews away from the world of history and politics... more...

  • Ritual and Belief in Morocco: Vol. I (Routledge Revivals)by Edward Westermarck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    Between the years of 1898 and 1926, Edward Westermarck spent a total of seven years in Morocco, visiting towns and tribes in different parts of the country, meeting local people and learning about their language and culture; his findings are noted in this two-volume set, first published in 1926. Alongside extensive reference material, including Westermarck?s... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 33.95

    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...

  • 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...