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Sociology of Religion

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  • Not by Faith Aloneby Julie Adkins; Laurie A. Occhipinti; Tara Hefferan; Janet Bauer; Janet G. Brashler; Wendy Cadge; Andrea Chivakos; Scott T. Fitzgerald; William Garriott; Lance D. Laird; Katherine Lambert-Pennington; Isaac Morrison; Leah Mundell; Julie Pfromm; Laura Polk; Timoteo Rodriguez; Jo Anne Schneider; Ethan P. Sharp

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 36.99

    This volume builds on the existing ethnographic literature on faith-based development internationally to offer a fresh and sophisticated analysis of faith-based organizations in the United States. The case studies included offer starting points for expanded discussions on the meaning of 'faith-based' development, the differences between faith-based... more...

  • Jewish Orthodoxy and Its Discontentsby Marta F. Topel

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 29.99

    In this book, Marta T. Topel utilizes anthropological research to analyze both macro and micro social processes among secular and Orthodox Jews in Israel. Topel approaches religious dissidence within the Jewish Israeli Orthodoxy through the lens of the inverse phenomenon: religious conversion to Jewish Orthodoxy. more...

  • Religion on the Edgeby Courtney Bender; Wendy Cadge; Peggy Levitt

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 24.99

    The thirteen essays in this volume challenge conventional scholarly approaches to the sociology of religion. They urge readers to look beyond congregational settings, beyond the United States, and to religions other than Christianity, and encourage critical engagement with religion's complex social consequences. Religion on the Edge offers groundbreaking... more...

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls Deceptionby Michael Baigent; Richard Leigh

    Random House 2013; US$ 13.08

    The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in caves 20 miles east of Jerusalem in 1947 and 1956. Now Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, co-authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail , have succeeded in uncovering what has been described as 'the academic scandal par excellence of the twentieth century': the story of how and why up to 75 per cent of the eight... more...

  • War and Peaceby Bryan S. Turner

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    The book explores the role of religion in war and peace through nine original contributions that examine a range of case studies from different historical periods. Religion, the volume suggests, is typically not the cause of human conflict, but rather the product of actions by the state and the legal system. more...

  • The Sociology of Religionby Grace Davie

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 48.00

    A new edition of a successful book from one of the biggest names in the field of the sociology of religion. The first edition is widely adopted and cited throughout the world, and readers will be keen to see this revised and updated version. more...

  • Puritan Islamby Barry A. Vann

    Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 12.99

    In contrast to previous waves of immigrants who arrived in host countries eager to become productive and contributing members of their new homelands and desiring to adopt the native customs and culture, puritan Muslim immigrants with their more conservative, if not radical, interpretation of the dictates of Islam are likely to refuse assimilation in... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violenceby Mark Juergensmeyer; Margo Kitts; Michael Jerryson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 149.99

    Violence has always played a part in the religious imagination, from symbols and myths to legendary battles, from colossal wars to the theater of terrorism. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence surveys intersections between religion and violence throughout history and around the world. The forty original essays in this volume include overviews... more...

  • Veilby Christian Joppke

    Wiley 2013; US$ 59.95

    The Islamic headscarf has become the subject of heated legal and political debate. France and Germany have legislated against it, and even the UK, long a champion of multiculturalism, has recently restricted the veil proper. Ever since home-grown Islamic terrorism struck Europe, these debates have become even more prominent, impassioned and wide-ranging,... more...

  • Dying for Heavenby Ariel Glucklich

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In Dying for Heaven , Georgetown scholar and advisor to the defense community Ariel Glucklich explains the religious motivation of terrorism. This provocative work of political science argues that the very best qualities of religion?its ability to make people feel good and bring them together?are in fact its most dangerous. Glucklich, author of Sacred... more...