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Sociology of Religion

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  • Sacred Groves and Local Godsby Eliza F. Kent

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    Drawing on fieldwork conducted in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu over seven years, Eliza F. Kent offers a compelling examination of the religious and social context in which south India's sacred groves take on meaning for the villagers who maintain them, and shows how they have become objects of fascination and hope for Indian environmentalists. more...

  • One Family Under Godby Grace Yukich

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    What does progressive religion reveal about American ''family values?'' Grace Yukich shows how, in an anti-immigrant climate, religious activists in the New Sanctuary Movement call on Americans to keep immigrant families together by ending deportation. more...

  • Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribesby Nancy Tatom Ammerman

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Nancy Tatom Ammerman examines the stories Americans tell of their everyday lives, from dinner table to office and shopping mall to doctor's office, about the things that matter most to them and the routines they take for granted, and the times and places where the everyday and ordinary meet the spiritual. more...

  • Violence and New Religious Movementsby James R. Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    Violence involving alternative religions has long been a topic of intense public interest. This volume examines the famous incidents of murder and suicide concerning Jonestown, Heaven's Gate, AUM Shinrikyo, the Branch Davidians, and the Solar Temple, and other, less prominent new religions. This collection of essays represents the culmination of decades... more...

  • Religion in Chinaby Fenggang Yang

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    In Religion in China, Fenggang Yang provides a comprehensive overview of the religious change in China under Communism, drawing on his ''political economy'' approach to the sociology of religion. more...

  • Teaching New Religious Movementsby David G. Bromley

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 33.99

    Since its inception around 1970, the study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) has gradually evolved into an established multidisciplinary area of study. At the same time, both the movements and the scholars who study them have been the subjects of intense controversy. In this volume, a group of senior NRM scholars who have been instrumental in the development... more...

  • No Longer Invisibleby Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen; Douglas Jacobsen

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Drawing on interviews with hundreds of university professors, co-curricular educators, administrators, and students from public and private colleges and universities across the United States, Douglas and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen demonstrate that religion is essential for the work of higher education in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Faith No Moreby Phil Zuckerman

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Faith No More seeks to understand how and why people lose their faith, sever their ties with religious organizations, and experience a secularizing transformation in their own personal lives. Based on in-depth interviews with 75 individuals from a variety of backgrounds and religious traditions, this book offers a rich and colorful exploration of... more...

  • On Purposeby Paul Froese

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    In On Purpose , Paul Froese brings together data from large national and international surveys with interviews that illuminate the ways in which people from all walks of life grapple with their continuous search for reason, truth, sense, success, happiness, and-ultimately-transcendence. more...

  • Faith in the New Millenniumby Matthew Avery Sutton; Darren Dochuk

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    In Faith in the New Millennium , Matthew Avery Sutton and Darren Dochuk bring together a collection of essays from renowned historians, sociologists, and religious studies scholars that address the future of religion and American politics. The contributors discuss questions related to issues such as religion and immigration reform, civil rights, gay... more...