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Sociology of Religion

  • Polemical Encountersby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 166.00

    In its historical development from late antiquity to the present, western esotericism has repeatedly been the issue of polemical discourse. This volume engages the polemical structures that underlie esoteric identities and the controversy about esoteric currents in European history. more...

  • Transkulturelle Genderforschungby

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.99

    Das Buch behandelt aus verschiedenen disziplinären und auf unterschiedliche Kulturen gerichteten Perspektiven die enge Verknüpfung der diskursiven Kategorien Kultur und Gender. Wenn in der heutigen Situation einer zunehmenden Globalisierung die Frage nach der ?eigenen? Kultur in Abgrenzung zum kulturellen ?Anderen? gestellt wird, kommt immer auch... more...

  • Religion and Volunteeringby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    Religion is considered a key predictor of volunteering: the more religious people are, the more likely they are to volunteer. This positive association enjoys significant support in current research; in fact, it could be considered the ?default perspective? on the relationship between both phenomena. In this book, the authors claim that, although... more...

  • Post-Yugoslaviaby Dino Abazovic; Mitja Velikonja

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This interdisciplinary examination of present-day identities and histories of the former Yugoslavia explores relationships with the social, political, cultural and historical 'facts and fictions' that have marked the different parts of the region. It shows that while nationalism remains important other social dynamics also exert a strong influence.... more...

  • Identitätby Heinz Abels

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 39.99

    Dieses Lehrbuch bietet einen Überblick über die zentralen Definitionen, die historische Genese und die Veränderungen von Identität in der Moderne. more...

  • Jewish Cultural Nationalismby David Aberbach

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Jewish Cultural Nationalism explores the development of Jewish nationalism from the Bible to modern times, focusing on particular movements and places as well as texts which signified, or themselves brought about, change: the Bible (Hebrew prayer book), and the modern Hebrew literature, particularly in Tsarist Russia. While the influence of the... more...

  • The Life of Meaningby Bob Abernethy; William Bole; Tom Browkaw

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    PBS's Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, which Bob Abernethy conceived and anchors, has been described as "the best spot on the television landscape to take in the broad view of the spiritual dimension of American life . . ." by the Christian Science Monitor. "Finally," wrote the San Francisco Chronicle, "something intelligent on TV about religion." Now,... more...

  • Judaismby Israel Abrahams

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    Israel Abrahams (1858 - 1925) was an eminent Anglo-Jewish scholar of Judaism. He was a well-educated man who lectured on secular as well as Jewish topics. A passionate scholar, community man and lay preacher, he wrote on Literature, Jewish life and prayer. He became reader of Talmudics at Cambridge in 1902. more...

  • Fundamental Concepts in Max Weber?s Sociology of Religionby Christopher Adair-Toteff

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book helps explain some of Max Weber's key concepts such as charisma, asceticism, mysticism, pariah-people, prophets, salvation, and theodicy and places them within the context of Weber's sociology of religion. more...

  • The Specter of Salemby Gretchen A. Adams

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    In The Specter of Salem , Gretchen A. Adams reveals the many ways that the Salem witch trials loomed over the American collective memory from the Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Schoolbooks in the 1790s, for example, evoked the episode to demonstrate the new nation?s progress from a disorderly and brutal past to a rational present, while ... more...