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Sociology of Religion

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  • Historical Role Analysis in the Study of Religious Changeby John T. Flint

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 32.00

    This 1990 study explores the relationship between educational development and religious change in Norwegian society from 1740?1891. more...

  • The Good Wifeby Clint Richmond

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 7.99

    Roger and Penny Scaggs seemed a poster couple for family values. Evangelical Christians living in booming Austin, Texas, in the mid-1990s, they were respected leaders in their church and community. As Roger diligently worked his way up the high-tech corporate ladder, Penny kept a pristine home and coached similarly devout young women on how to be... more...

  • The Afterlife Surveyby Maureen Milliken

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 18.95

    Is there life after death? It depends on who you ask...It happens to all of us, yet...what happens when we die? Are we reincarnated? Do we go to heaven? Is death the end of everything? Or do our souls pass on to another life? Do we even have souls? These are the questions humans have wrestled with since the dawn of mankind. We've heard answers from... more...

  • Global Shiftby Edmund J. Bourne; Matthew Gilbert

    New Harbinger Publications 2009; US$ 21.95

    Global Shift describes a major shift in consciousness that has emerged from the efforts of the many people working to solve the systemic problems plaguing our world today, such as climate change, poverty, and disease. Author Edmund Bourne presents a call to actions we can implement in our daily lives, such as voluntary simplicity, caring for our... more...

  • Disenchanting Indiaby Johannes Quack

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 38.99

    India is frequently represented as the quintessential land of religion. Johannes Quack challenges this representation through an examination of the contemporary Indian rationalist movement, which affirms the values and attitudes of atheism, humanism, or free-thinking. Quack shows the rationalists' emphasis on maintaining links to atheism and materialism... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policyby Michael L. Coulter; Richard S. Myers; Joseph A. Varacalli

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 84.99

    This third, supplemental volume continues the approach of the original two volumes of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy that were published in 2007. First, the volume includes entries that explore Catholic social thought at its broadest, most theoretical level. Second, the volume includes entries... more...

  • When Religion Becomes Evilby Charles Kimball

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, leading religion and Middle East expert Charles Kimball shows how all religious traditions are susceptible to these basic corruptions and why only authentic faith can prevent such evil. The Five Warning Signs of Corruption in Religion 1. Absolute Truth Claims 2. Blind Obedience 3. Establishing the... 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$ 21.99

    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...

  • 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...