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Sociology of Religion

  • Fields of Bloodby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God , a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness?something... more...

  • Sacred Suicideby James R. Lewis; Carole M. Cusack

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The label 'Suicide Cults' has been applied to a wide variety of different alternative religions, from Jonestown to the Solar Temple to Heaven's Gate. Additionally, observers have asked if such group suicides are in any way comparable to Islamist suicide terrorism, or to historical incidents of mass suicide, such as the mass suicide of the... more...

  • Legal Cases, New Religious Movements, and Minority Faithsby James T. Richardson; Franšois Bellanger

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Exploring cases in different parts of the world, this book offers a practical insight for understanding the relations of NRMs and other minority religions and the law from the perspective of legal cases. Including contributions from scholars, legal practitioners, actual or former members, this book presents an objective approach to understanding why... more...

  • Armenian Christianity Todayby Alexander Agadjanian

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Armenian Christianity Today examines contemporary religious life and the social, political, and cultural functions of religion in the post-Soviet Republic of Armenia and in the Armenian Diaspora worldwide. Scholars from a range of countries and disciplines explore current trends and everyday religiosity, particularly within the Armenian Apostolic Church... more...

  • Religion and Immigrationby Peter Kivisto

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    This concise book provides readers with a comprehensive overview and critical assessment of the key issues and varied strands of research relating to immigration and religion that have been produced during the past two decades. Religion, once a neglected topic in migration studies, is today seen as a crucially important aspect of the immigrant experience.... more...

  • Stepping Into Zionby Janice W. Fernheimer

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    By studying the multiracial Jewish organization Hatzaad Harishon, Janice W. Fernheimer’ s Stepping into Zion considers the question “ Who is a Jew?” — a critical rhetorical issue with far-reaching consequences for Jews and non-Jews alike. Hatzaad Harishon ("The First Step")... more...

  • Ethnographic Theologyby Natalie Wigg-Stevenson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book uses ethnography as theological practice, yielding a theology constructed at the intersection of church, academy and everyday life. Drawing on the author's research in her Baptist church, the resulting 'ethnographic theology' produces creative theological insights, while also proposing fresh alternatives for Christian thought and action.... more...

  • Human Rights and Responsibilities in the World Religionsby Joseph Runzo; Nancy M Martin; Arvind Sharma

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book outlines approaches to human rights and responsibilities within the different world religions. more...

  • Sprolls Marienweihe im Jahr von Stalingrad. Religi÷ser Akt oder politisches Fanal?by Thomas Hanstein

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 37.88

    1943, im "Jahr von Stalingrad?, fŘhrte der verbannte Rottenburger Bischof Joannes Baptista Sproll mit der "Marienweihe? ein flńchendeckendes Ereignis in seinem Bistum durch. Er hatte am eigenen Leib erfahren, wie weit die NS-Ideologie zu gehen bereit war und arbeitete im Exil daran, dem Wahrheitsanspruch des Regimes ein Zeichen entgegenzusetzen.... more...

  • SEVA to Realize the SELFby Mahesh C. Mangalick

    Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book details two major SEVA projects founded by Mr. and Mrs. P.C. Mangalick in Agra, India. SEVA is selfless service that an individual or group provides to underprivileged people. These acts of selfless service are prompted by an awareness of the presence of God in all beings. more...