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Sociology of Religion

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  • Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americasby Henry Goldschmidt; Elizabeth McAlister

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 37.99

    This collection of all new essays will explore the complex and unstable articulations of race and religion that have helped to produce "Black," "White," "Creole," "Indian," "Asian," and other racialized identities and communities in the Americas. Drawing on original research in a range of disciplines, the authors will investigate: 1) how the intertwined... more...

  • The Invention of Satanismby Asbjorn Dyrendal; James R. Lewis; Jesper Aa. Petersen

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Written by three experts in the field, The Invention of Satanism examines contemporary religious Satanism as the product of historical, ideological, and social processes. more...

  • Narratives of Sorrow and Dignityby Bardwell L. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    Bardwell L. Smith offers a fresh perspective on mizuko kuy? , the Japanese ceremony performed to bring solace to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. 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...

  • 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...

  • To Change the Worldby James Davison Hunter

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Christians from every tradition have long desired to change the world for the better, a desire with roots in biblical and theological reasoning. Unquestionably Christians today are no less well-intentioned and no less motivated to do good than in times past. But even taking their aspirations and intentions at face value, argues James Hunter, the implicit... more...

  • Religion and the New Immigrantsby Michael W. Foley; Dean R. Hoge

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 30.99

    The explosive growth of the immigrant population since the 1960s has raised concerns about its impact on public life, but only recently have scholars begun to ask how religion affects the immigrant experience in our society. In Religion and the New Immigrants , Michael W. Foley and Dean R. Hoge assess the role of local worship communities in promoting... more...

  • Teaching Durkheimby Terry F. Jr. Godlove

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 43.99

    Emile Durkheim's work on religion occupies a central place in religious studies classrooms today. At the undergraduate level, Durkheim is widely taught in large Introduction to Religion courses and in upper division seminars in "theory and method." His work is also taught in graduate Religious Studies departments of all stripes, from those grounded... more...

  • Convictions of the Soulby Sharon Erickson Nepstad

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99

    Many U.S. Christians were profoundly moved by the liberation struggles in Central America in the 1980s. Most learned about the situation from missionaries who had worked in the area and witnessed the repression firsthand. These missionaries, Sharon Erickson Nepstad shows, employed the institutional and cultural resources of Christianity to seize the... 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...