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Sociology of Religion

  • Sacred Selves, Sacred Settingsby Douglas J. Davies; Adam J. Powell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    As a sociologist, Hans Mol significantly influenced the sociological study of religion by developing ideas of identity. This biography brings current social-religious topics to sharp focus as international scholars analyse, challenge, and apply Mol’s theoretical assertions. This biographical material supports the overall content by describing... more...

  • Exodusby Jan Assmann

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 23.90

    Die Geschichte vom Auszug aus Ägypten ist eine der wirkmächtigsten Erzählungen der Menschheit. Sie steht für die Befreiung aus Sklaverei, aber auch für die Erfindung des Glaubens an den einen Gott. Jan Assmann verfolgt die Spuren der Exodus-Erzählung zurück bis ins Alte Ägypten und nach vorne bis ins 20. Jahrhundert. Er entfaltet eine neue Theorie... more...

  • The Deoband Madrassah Movementby Muhammad Moj

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00

    This innovative book analyses the growth of Deobandi Islam, a religious sect whose followers include extremist groups such as the Taliban, through the frame of a counterculture in conflict with mainstream Muslim society. more...

  • The Making of a Postsecular Societyby Massimo Rosati

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Based on a rigorous construction of theoretical categories and on a close scrutiny of the common challenges confronting Europe and its Turkish neighbour long considered ‘other’ with regard to the accommodation of religious difference, this book sheds light on the possibilities for Europe to find new ways of arranging the relationship between... more...

  • For the Glory of Godby Rodney Stark

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 37.50

    Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted--almost inevitably and for the same reasons--in the Protestant Reformation,... more...

  • Islam and Citizenship Educationby Ednan Aslan; Marcia Hermansen

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 79.99

    The scholarly contributors to this volume investigate various means to stimulate and facilitate reflection on new social relations while clarifying the contradictions between religious and social affiliation from different perspectives and experiences. They explore hindrances whose removal could enable Muslim children and youth to pursue equal participation... more...

  • Religion and Human Rightsby Hans-Georg Ziebertz; Gordan Crpic

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 0.00

    This book examines the relationship between human rights and religiosity. It discusses whether the impact of religiosity on human rights is liberational or suppressive, and sheds light on the direction in which the relationship between religion and human rights is expected to develop. The questions explored in this volume are: Which are the rights... more...

  • Tourismus und Authentizitätby Robert Schäfer

    transcript 2015; US$ 37.93

    Welche Bedeutung hat Tourismus für die Gesellschaft heute? Ausgehend von der These der »staged authenticity« (MacCannell) und anhand touristischer Fallbeispiele ergründet Robert Schäfer, welche Rolle der Tourismus in der heutigen Gesellschaft spielt und was in diesem Zusammenhang Authentizität bedeutet. Durch die Verschränkung von empirischer Forschung... more...

  • Sociological Theory and the Question of Religionby Andrew McKinnon; Marta Trzebiatowska

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book offers a variety of theoretical perspectives on the study of religion that bridge the gap between mainstream concerns of sociologists and the sociology of religion. Following an assessment of the current state of the field, the authors develop an emerging critical perspective within the sociology of religion with particular focus on the importance... more...

  • The Muslim Brotherhood and its Quest for Hegemony in Egyptby Annette Ranko

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 59.99

    Annette Ranko analyses the Muslim Brotherhood?s challenging of the Mubarak regime and the ensuing struggle between the two from 1981 to 2011. She furthermore traces how the group evolved throughout the process of that struggle. She studies how the Brotherhood?s portrayal of itself as an attractive alternative to the regime provoked the Mubarak regime... more...