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Sociology of Religion

  • Feminism and Christianityby Caryn D. Riswold

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    Why should feminists care about Christianity? Why should Christians care about feminism? In Feminism and Christianity Riswold presents a collection of concise answers to basic questions like these in order to generate discussion about how the two can challenge each other and can even work together in the twenty-first century. Situated firmly in the... more...

  • Terrifiedby Christopher Bail

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In July 2010, Terry Jones, the pastor of a small fundamentalist church in Florida, announced plans to burn two hundred Qur?ans on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Though he ended up canceling the stunt in the face of widespread public backlash, his threat sparked violent protests across the Muslim world that left at least twenty people... more...

  • My Soul Is in Haitiby Bertin Louis

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    In the Haitian diaspora, as in Haiti itself, the majority of Haitians have long practiced Catholicism or Vodou. However, Protestant forms of Christianity now flourish both in Haiti and beyond. In the Bahamas, where approximately one in five people are now Haitian-born or Haitian-descended, Protestantism has become the majority religion for immigrant... more...

  • Lone Star Muslimsby Ahmed Afzal

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.10

    Lone Star Muslims  offers an engaging and insightful look at contemporary Muslim American life in Texas. It illuminates the dynamics of the Pakistani Muslim community in Houston, a city with one of the largest Muslim populations in the south and southwestern United States.    Drawing on interviews and participant observation at radio stations,... more...

  • Religion in Britainby Grace Davie

    Wiley 2014; US$ 90.95

    Religion in Britain evaluates and sheds light on the religious situation in twenty-first century Britain; it explores the country’s increasing secularity alongside religion’s growing presence in public debate, and the impact of this paradox on Britain’s society. Describes and explains the religious situation in twenty-first century... more...

  • Living the Secular Lifeby Phil Zuckerman

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    New York Times Book Review (Susan Jacoby) ?[A] humane and sensible guide to and for the many kinds of Americans leading secular lives in what remains one of the most religious nations in the developed world." A Best Book of 2014, Publishers Weekly Over the last twenty-five years, ?no religion? has become the fastest-growing... more...

  • Muslimische Identitäten in Europaby Sabine Schmitz; Tuba Isik

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 46.00

    In vielen Teilen Europas sind Muslime heute Staatsbürger des jeweiligen Landes und ein Teil der jeweiligen Gesellschaft. In der Folge begegnen sie häufig einem medial, politisch oder auch gesellschaftlich forcierten religiösen »Identifikationsvordruck«, der auf vielfältige Weise Rahmungen für ihre Selbstdefinition bzw. ihr Selbstverhältnis setzt. Diese... more...

  • Religion Italian Styleby Franco Garelli

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book argues that the relationship between religion and society in Italy has unique characteristics when compared with what is happening in other European Catholic Countries. Exploring key topics and religious trends which question how the population feel - from the laity and the role of religions in the public sphere, to moral debates, forms of... more...

  • Critical Christianityby Courtney Handman

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Critical Christianity , Courtney Handman analyzes the complex and conflicting forms of sociality that Guhu-Samane Christians of rural Papua New Guinea privilege and celebrate as "the body of Christ." Within Guhu-Samane churches, processes of denominational schism?long relegated to the secular study of politics or identity?are moments of critique... more...

  • Transformations of Religion and the Public Sphereby Rosi Braidotti; Bolette Blaagaard; Tobijn de Graauw; Eva Midden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Religion-fuelled terrorism and attacks on freedom of expression have recently drawn headlines across Europe, either in protest or in support of extreme political or religious persuasions. This books explores interdisciplinary perspectives on public discussions of liberal-secular freedoms and their implications in a postsecular world. more...