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Sociology of Religion

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  • Religion and Powerby David Martin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95

    In this book David Martin argues, against Juergen Habermas, that religion and politics share a common mythic basis and that it is misleading to contrast the rationality of politics with the irrationality of religion. In contrast to Richard Dawkins (and New Atheists generally), Martin argues that the approach taken is brazenly unscientific and that... more...

  • postChristianby Christian Piatt

    FaithWords 2014; US$ 28.01

    It's the end of Christianity as we know it. But it's not a catastrophe-it's an opportunity. Thousands are walking away from the church. Christians are grappling with their faith. And both believers and nonbelievers wondering-what's coming next? Fearless and provocative, spiritual trailblazer Christian Piatt offers a roadmap to the future of... more...

  • postChristianby Christian Piatt

    FaithWords 2014; Not Available

    It's the end of Christianity as we know it. But it's not a catastrophe-it's an opportunity. Thousands are walking away from the church. Christians are grappling with their faith. And both believers and nonbelievers wondering-what's coming next? Fearless and provocative, spiritual trailblazer Christian Piatt offers a roadmap to the future of... more...

  • The Customization of Scienceby Steve Fuller; Mikael Stenmark; Ulf Zackariasson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This collection explores whether and how religious and secular worldviews and political ideologies held by scientists, citizens, decision-makers and politicians influence science as practiced and understood today. Contributors explore the social and scientific repercussions of 'customizing' science to fit the needs and interests of various groups.... more...

  • Post-Yugoslaviaby Dino Abazovic; Mitja Velikonja

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This interdisciplinary examination of present-day identities and histories of the former Yugoslavia explores relationships with the social, political, cultural and historical 'facts and fictions' that have marked the different parts of the region. It shows that while nationalism remains important other social dynamics also exert a strong influence.... more...

  • postChristianby Christian Piatt

    Faithwords 2014; US$ 9.99

    It's the end of Christianity as we know it. But it's not a catastrophe-it's an opportunity. Thousands are walking away from the church. Christians are grappling with their faith. And both believers and nonbelievers wondering-what's coming next? Fearless and provocative, spiritual trailblazer Christian Piatt offers a roadmap to the future of... more...

  • The Many Altars of Modernityby Peter L. Berger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book is the summation of many decades of work by Peter L. Berger. It outlines a new paradigm for understanding religion and pluralism in an age of multiple modernities. Along the way, Berger addresses a wide range of issues spanning individual faith, interreligious socieities, and the political order. The book also includes responses from three... more...

  • Constructing Indian Christianitiesby Chad M. Bauman; Richard Fox Young

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00

    This volume offers insights into the current ?public-square? debates on Indian Christianity. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork as well as rigorous analyses, it discusses the myriad histories of Christianity in India, its everyday practice and contestations and the process of its indigenisation. It addresses complex and pertinent themes such as Dalit... more...

  • Religiosität und Identitätby Wiebke Pekrull

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 35.30

    Was passiert, wenn Religion nie ein Thema war, aber plötzlich zum Thema wird? Der Zusammenbruch der staatlich durchgesetzten Nichtreligiosität der DDR hat der soziologischen Forschung eine einzigartige Ausgangssituation beschert: Wie positionieren sich junge Menschen in den neuen Bundesländern heute gegenüber Kirche und Religion? Welchen Stellenwert... more...

  • The Veil in Kuwaitby Thorsten Botz-Bornstein; Noreen Abdullah-Khan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Veil in Kuwait explores the complex reasons behind why women veil and how they are perceived by those that do not veil. Religion, culture, family, tradition, and fashion are all explored to provide insight into this fascinating phenomenon that has received global interest. more...