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Sociology of Religion

  • Perseverance in the Parish?by Darren W. Davis; Donald Pope-Davis

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book examines the religious attitudes of African American Catholics and their relationships to the church. more...

  • Marginal(ized) Prospects through Biblical Ritual and Lawby Bernon Lee

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 89.55

    This book follows a reader’s logic of association through a series of overlapping constructs in biblical prescription of things prized and lofty—holy hair, unblemished beasts, sacred edibles, wholesome wombs, pristine precincts, esteemed ethnicities and, as unlikely as it seems, dismembered members. Thoroughly intersectional in disposition, Bernon... more...

  • Converting to Islamby Amy Melissa Guimond

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 90.60

    This text aims to discover the shared lived experiences of white American female converts to Islam in post- 9/11 America. It explores the increasingly hostile social climate faced by Muslim Americans, as well as the spiritual, social, physical, and mental integration of these women into the Muslim-American population. In the United States, rates of... more...

  • Deep Equality in an Era of Religious Diversityby Lori G. Beaman

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 89.99

    A sociological study which traces deep equality by focusing on positive narratives of people working out and accepting religious differences in everyday life. more...

  • Growing God’s Familyby Samuel L. Perry

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    Illustrates the hidden challenges embedded within the evangelical adoption movement.   For over a decade, prominent leaders and organizations among American Evangelicals have spent a substantial amount of time and money in an effort to address what they believe to be the “Orphan Crisis” of the United States. Yet, despite an expansive commitment... more...

  • Christianity and Heavy Metal as Impure Sacred within the Secular Westby Jason Lief

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.00

    This book explores the symbolic relationship between Christianity and heavy metal music as forms of cultural critique. By focusing on death, sacrifice, and the mystical side of human life, both Christianity and heavy metal challenge oppressive forms of ideology within Western culture. more...

  • Who Will Lead Us?by Samuel C. Heilman

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Hasidism, a movement many believed had passed its golden age, has had an extraordinary revival since it was nearly decimated in the Holocaust and repressed in the Soviet Union. Hasidic communities, now settled primarily in North America and Israel, have reversed the losses they suffered and are growing exponentially. With powerful attachments to the... more...

  • If I Give My Soulby Andrew Johnson

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 16.99

    Pentecostal Christianity is flourishing inside the prisons of Rio de Janeiro. To find out why, Andrew Johnson dug deep into the prisons themselves, spending two weeks living in a Brazilian prison as if he were an inmate and returning many times afterward to speak to the men and observe prison churches's worship services, which were led by inmates.... more...

  • Empirical Foundations of the Common Goodby Daniel K. Finn

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    In this pathbreaking volume, six social scientists explain what their disciplines know about the common good and two theologians ask how theology's understanding of the common good should change in response. more...

  • Zur Aktualität von Michel de Certeauby Marian Füssel

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 18.81

    Michel de Certeau (1925-1986) war Zeit seines Lebens ein Grenzgänger zwischen den wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen: Von der Theologie über die Historische Anthropologie bis zur Psychoanalyse durchstreifte er verschiedenste Felder der Wissenschaften vom Anderen. Figuren der Alterität können als einigendes Band von de Certeaus Studien begriffen werden,... more...