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Sociology of Religion

  • Religion and Powerby David Martin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95

    In this book David Martin argues, against Juergen Habermas, that religion and politics share a common mythic basis and that it is misleading to contrast the rationality of politics with the irrationality of religion. In contrast to Richard Dawkins (and New Atheists generally), Martin argues that the approach taken is brazenly unscientific and that... more...

  • Testing Fresh Expressionsby John Walker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Testing Fresh Expressions investigates whether fresh expressions of church really do what is claimed for them by the fresh expressions movement and, in particular, whether their unique approach helps to reverse trends of decline experienced by traditional churches. The book examines those claims and untangles their sociological and theological assumptions.... more...

  • Recovering the Female Voice in Islamic Scriptureby Georgina L. Jardim

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book finds that far from silencing women, the Qur`an affirms the female voice as protester for justice and as questioner of Theology. In this reading of the female role in divine revelation in the Islamic text, Georgina Jardim returns to the scriptures of the Judeo-Christian counterpart of the Abrahamic faiths, to investigate whether the Bible... more...

  • New Voices in Greek Orthodox Thoughtby Trine Stauning Willert

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Demonstrating that in late modernity, parallel to rising nationalisms, there is a shift towards religious communities becoming the central axis for cultural organization and progressive thinking, this book presents Greece as a case study based on empirical field data from contemporary theology and religious education, and makes a unique contribution... more...

  • One Nation Britainby Richard Carr

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Outlining the historical context, and offering suggestions for contemporary thinkers, this comprehensive overview shows how all three major UK political parties have made a significant contribution to the One Nation agenda over the past century and a half. Re-asserting the One Nation tradition inherent in interventionist liberals like Keynes and Lloyd... more...

  • Theological Reflections on "Gangnam Style"by Joseph Cheah; Grace Ji-Sun Kim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    As we listen to Psy's music are we laughing at him or with him? This book responds to this question from historical and theological perspectives and tackles the pressing issues concerning racial stereotypes, imposed masculinity, and imitating another in order to ridicule him/her. more...

  • Religion and Inequality in Americaby Lisa A. Keister; Darren E. Sherkat

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    Examines how social inequality is affected by religious beliefs and affiliation, with contributions in the fields of religion and sociology. more...

  • Frog Townby Laurence Armand French

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 79.99

    Frog Town describes in detail a French Canadian parish where both Acadian and Quebecois settlers lived. Laurence Armand French discusses the work, language, and social activities of the working-class French Canadians in a comprehensive depiction of a community where a volatile history accentuated inter-ethnic/sectarian conflicts. more...

  • Islamic Myths and Memoriesby Itzchak Weismann; Mark Sedgwick; Ulrika Mårtensson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book brings the theoretical perspectives of myth-making and collective memory to the study of Islam and globalization and to the study of the place of the mass media in the contemporary Islamic resurgence. It explores the annulment of spatial and temporal distance by globalization and by the communications revolution underlying it, and how this... more...

  • Their Second Republicby Abdullahi A. Gallab

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Building on his successful book, The First Islamist Republic Abdullahi A. Gallab’s Their Second Republic: Islamism in the Sudan from Disintegration to Oblivion deals with Islamism, its representations, history, and transformations in the region. Continuing the study of Islamism in power the book affirms the continuous disintegration of the Islamist... more...