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Sociology of Religion

  • Penséesby Blaise Pascal

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2016; US$ 0.99

    An illuminating exploration of the nature of faith from one of history?s greatest thinkers Blaise Pascal was not a gambler, but he posited one of the most famous wagers of all time: Every man?s life is a bet against God. It is a wager that any man can win, however. Sacrifice earthly pleasures?drink, lust, sin, etc.?and a lifetime of happiness... more...

  • Christians under Coversby Kelsy Burke

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Christians under Covers shifts how scholars and popular media talk about religious conservatives and sex. Moving away from debates over homosexuality, premarital sex, and other perceived sexual sins, Kelsy Burke examines Christian sexuality websites to show how some evangelical Christians use digital media to promote the idea that God wants married,... more...

  • LDS in the USAby Lee Trepanier; Lynita K. Newswander

    Baylor University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    The impact and influence of a most American religious tradition more...

  • Oh, Your God!by Joshua Kelly

    Pitchstone Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    This book is not just for atheists but for antitheists?for people who celebrated the writing of Christopher Hitchens and miss his voice   Making the provocative assertion that the entire enterprise of organized religion is a thing for which the world and our species would have been better without, Oh, Your God! follows in the footsteps of the... more...

  • Die diskursive Konstitution von Religionby Frank Neubert

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 39.99

    Frank Neubertgeht der Frage nach, wie Religion als Kategorie und wie Gegenstände und Akteureder sozialen Umwelt als Religion oder religiös diskursiv konstituiert werden.Im Fokus stehen die dabei aktivierten Differenzen und die Frage nach denPositionen der Akteure in diesen Diskursen. Dabei wird auch das Spektrum unterschiedlicher? teilweise diametral... more...

  • A Year in Whiteby C. Lynn Carr

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    In Santería, entrants into the priesthood undergo an extraordinary fifty-three-week initiation period. In  A Year in White , sociologist C. Lynn Carr?who underwent this initiation herself?offers a wealth of insight into this remarkable year-long religious transformation. Carr draws on in-depth interviews, many online surveys, and nearly a decade of... more...

  • Kulturökonomikby Ingrid Gottschalk

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 19.99

    Dieses Lehrbuch betrachtet den Bereich Kunst und Kultur aus einer Perspektive des ökonomischen Denkens und Handelns.  Es untermauert die Bedeutung öffentlicher Finanzierung anhand ökonomischer Phänomene wie etwa der Baumol?schen Kostenkrankheit und des Auftretens von externen Effekten. Im Rahmen einer Analyse privater Zuwendungen wird diskutiert,... more...

  • Our Lady of Emmitsburg, Visionary Culture, and Catholic Identityby Jill Krebs

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This ethnography uses a lived religion approach to explore devotion in contemporary Marian apparitional movements. It investigates how individuals understand and express Catholic identity in the modern world through beliefs, practices, and relationships with individuals, institutions, and divine figures. more...

  • Far-Right Fantasyby James Aho

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Far-Right Fantasy is a straight-forward, jargon-free study of contemporary American right-wing extremism. Accessible to both professional and lay audiences, it allows activists to speak for themselves in their own words. It takes the self-announced religious motivations of extremists seriously, and illustrates this by citing numerous cases of radical... more...

  • Love, Marriage, and Jewish Familiesby Sylvia Barack Fishman

    Brandeis University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Illustrates the complex and diverse ways that Jews in the United States and Israel are reshaping dating, marriage, and family life?with some surprising consequences more...