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Sociology of Religion

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  • Sociological Theory (Routledge Revivals)by Keith Dixon

    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...

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

    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...

  • The Sociology of Religionby Grace Davie

    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...

  • There Is No Godby David A. Williamson; George Yancey

    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...

  • Toying with Godby Nikki Bado-Fralick; Rebecca Sachs Norris

    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...

  • The Triumph of Faithby Rodney Stark

    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...

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

    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...

  • Vom katholischen Fühlenby Mario Perniola; Sabine Schneider

    Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag 2013; US$ 16.21

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  • What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't Say) about Sexby Matthew O'Neil

    Pitchstone Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Addresses the often unhealthy and troublesome relationship between sex and religion, covering such issues as gay rights, reproductive rights, and abortion   People are constantly judged for their sexual choices, their frequency of sexual activity, their selection of partners, and their decisions regarding birth control, and much of this judgment... more...

  • A Year in Whiteby C. Lynn Carr

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    In Santería, entrants into the priesthood undergo an extraordinary fifty-three-week initiation period. In  A Year in White , sociologist C. Lynn Carr?who underwent this initiation herself?offers a wealth of insight into this remarkable year-long religious transformation. Carr draws on in-depth interviews, many online surveys, and nearly a decade of... more...