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Sociology of Religion

  • Soziale Ungleichheit in Indienby Gernot Saalmann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 4.57

    Gernot Saalmann kritisiert in diesem essential, dass die erhebliche soziale Ungleichheit in Indien meist entweder mit dem Begriff der Kaste oder dem der Klasse analysiert wird. Seines Erachtens könnte man jedoch zugespitzt formulieren, es gebe eigentlich gar keine Kasten, sondern eine Vielzahl von Phänomenen mit je anderen regionalen Namen. Genauso... more...

  • Ethical Exploration in a Multifaith Societyby Catherine Shelley

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 87.16

    This book considers the theory and application of ethics for a multifaith society. Much ethics taught in the UK has been dominated by Christian ethics, their relation to secularism and by the Enlightenment?s reaction against theology as a basis for ethical thought. In contrast to these perspectives this book brings secular and theological ethics... more...

  • Drawn to the Godsby David Feltmate

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 28.00

    A new world of religious satire illuminated through the layers of religion and humor that make up the The Simpsons, South Park and Family Guy. Drawing on the worldviews put forth by three wildly popular animated shows ? The Simpsons , South Park , and Family Guy ? David Feltmate demonstrates how ideas about religion?s proper place in American... more...

  • The Souls of Chinaby Ian Johnson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 30.00

    From the Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist, a revelatory portrait of religion in China today?its history, the spiritual traditions of its Eastern and Western faiths, and the ways in which it is influencing China?s future. The Souls of China tells the story of one of the world?s great spiritual revivals.  Following a century of violent anti-religious... more...

  • Sinnereignisse in Todesnäheby Simon Peng-Keller

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 91.99

    In Todesnähe werden Menschen oft mit intensivem Bilderleben konfrontiert. Das Wissen darüber hat in den letzten Jahren stark zugenommen. Dass uns in Todesnähe Bilder entgegen kommen, ist nicht allein für die Betroffenen selbst bedeutsam, sondern ebenso für jene, die sie begleiten. Visionäre Erfahrungen sind Sinnereignisse, die Wirklichkeitssphären... more...

  • Accounts of China and Indiaby Abu Zayd al-Sirafi; Zvi Ben-Dor Benite; Tim Mackintosh-Smith

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 15.00

    ?These accounts are full of fascination and wonder? [and] continue the contribution this excellent series is making towards integrating classics of Arabic into the global canon.? ? Times Literary Supplement The ninth and tenth centuries witnessed the establishment of a substantial network of maritime trade across the Indian Ocean, providing the real-life... more...

  • Max Weber's Economic Ethic of the World Religionsby Thomas C. Ertman

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book identifies what is living and what is dead in Max Weber's analyses of China, India and Ancient Israel. more...

  • Why God?by Rodney Stark

    Templeton Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    Why is it that the majority of people, from all socio-economic, education, and ethnic backgrounds, ascribe to some sort of faith? What draws us to religion? What pushes us away? And what exactly is religion anyway? Defining religion over the past century has, ironically, led to theories that exclude belief in God, proposing that all systems of thought... more...

  • Faith and Fascismby Jorge Dagnino

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 73.48

    This is a study of the Federazione Universitaria Cattolica Italiana (FUCI) between 1925 and 1943, the organisation of Catholic Action for the university sector. The FUCI is highly significant to the study of Catholic politics and intellectual ideas, as a large proportion of the future Christian Democrats who ruled the country after World War II were... more...

  • On Norbert Elias - Becoming a Human Scientistby Hermann Korte; Stefanie Affeldt

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 21.78

    The book focuses on the history of Elias' most famous and important work "Process of Civilization" in close relation to the historical and biographical context. It starts with Elias' childhood and intellectual background and paints a detailed picture of the development of German sociology in early 20th century up to the World War 2. more...