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Sociology of Religion

  • Religiöse Netzwerkeby Alexander-Kenneth Nagel

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 46.00

    In den letzten 50 Jahren haben Migrationsprozesse in Deutschland zu einer signifikanten Zunahme religiöser Vielfalt geführt. Neuere Studien beziehen sich vor allem auf die regionale Kartierung dieser Religionslandschaft - eine systematische religionsvergleichende Analyse der Netzwerke religiöser Migrantengemeinden steht indes noch aus. Die Beiträge... 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...

  • Sensible Religionby Christopher Lewis; Dan Cohn-Sherbok

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The validity of the religious quest is defended across faiths. Yet it is not only the quest, but also the way in which religions have developed which is of central significance. Their committed followers live ordinary lives in the mainstream of the world, working out their faith in relation to life. In Sensible Religion, leading thinkers in world religions... more...

  • Minority Religions and Fraudby Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Analysing both fraud and religion as social constructs with different functions and meanings attributed to them, this book raises issues that are central to debates about the limits of religious toleration in diverse societies, and the possible harm that religious organisations can inflict upon society and individuals. With a focus on minority religions,... more...

  • Religious Conversionby Ira Katznelson; Miri Rubin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This collection ranges far and wide - from early Christian pilgrims to fifteenth-century Ethiopia; from the Islamisation of the eastern Mediterranean to Reformation Germany - to investigate the multiple causes and characteristics of religious conversion. By probing continuities and fissures, particularly in the Jewish, Muslim and Christian experiences,... more...

  • Theology and Californiaby Fred Sanders; Jason S. Sexton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95

    Exploring California as a theological place, this book renders critical engagement with significant Californian religious and theological phenomena and the inherent theological impulses within major Californian cultural icons. Many are picking up on California literature as a theme that highlights a place of hope, wonder, and cultural innovation, but... more...

  • Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jewsby Lynn Davidman

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Leaving a religion is not merely a matter of losing or rejecting faith. For many, it involves dramatic changes of everyday routines and personal habits. Davidman bases her analysis on in-depth conversations with forty ex-Hasidic individuals. From these conversations emerge accounts of the great fear, angst, and sense of danger that come of leaving... more...

  • Religion, Media, and Social Changeby Kennet Granholm; Marcus Moberg; Sofia Sjö

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    In an era of heightened globalization, macro-level transformations in the general socioeconomic and cultural makeup of modern societies have been studied in great depth. Yet little attention has been paid to the growing influence of media and mass-mediated popular culture on contemporary religious sensibilities, life, and practice. Religion, Media,... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Islam in the Westby Roberto Tottoli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    Islam has long been a part of the West in terms of religion, culture, politics and society. Discussing this interaction from al-Andalus to the present, this Handbook explores the influence Islam has had, and continues to exert; particularly its impact on host societies, culture and politics. Highlighting specific themes and topics in history... more...

  • Islamism and Post-Islamismby Seyed Javad Miri

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 49.99

    Islamism and Post-Islamism analyzes political thought in Iran since 1979. Seyed Javad Miri engages with one of the seminal thinkers in contemporary Iranian politics, Allama Jafari, on key relevant concepts. more...