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Sociology of Religion

  • 'Brothers' or Others?by Anita Fabos

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    Muslim Arab Sudanese in Cairo have played a fundamental role in Egyptian history and society during many centuries of close relations between Egypt and Sudan. Although the government and official press describes them as "brothers" in a united Nile Valley, recent political developments in Egypt have underscored the precarious legal status of Sudanese... more...

  • 101 Myths of the Bibleby Gary Greenberg

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2002; US$ 14.99

    The truth behind the biblical stories of the Old Testament. more...

  • Abraham's Curseby Bruce Chilton

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.95

    "When they arrived at the place which God had indicated to him, Abraham built an altar there, and arranged the wood. Then he bound his son and put him on the altar on top of the wood. Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to kill his son..." --The Book of Genesis The story of Abraham's acceptance of God's command to sacrifice his son... more...

  • Access to History: Luther and the German Reformation 1517-55 [Third Edition]by Russel Tarr; Keith Randell

    Hodder Education 2008; Not Available

    Meeting the needs of the 2008 AS specifications for OCR and Edexcel, this title examines the background to the German Reformation and the factors which led to it. more...

  • Across The Boundaries Of Beliefby Morton Klass; Maxine Weisgrau

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 36.99

    "In this collection of anthropological writings drawn from many different world areas, contemporary theoretical issues and conflicts in the anthropological study of religion are explored and illustrate" more...

  • Across the Religious Divideby Jutta Sperling; Shona Kelly Wray

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    This volume introduces a unique comparative perspective to the complexities of gender relations in Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities by examining women's property rights in different societies across the entire medieval and early modern Mediterranean. more...

  • Acts of Faithby Rodney Stark; Roger Finke

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 31.95

    Finally, social scientists have begun to attempt to understand religious behavior rather than to discredit it as irrational, ignorant, or foolish?and Rodney Stark and Roger Finke have played a major role in this new approach. Acknowledging that science cannot assess the supernatural side of religion (and therefore should not claim to do so), Stark... more...

  • Acts of Givingby Wendy Davies

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 109.99

    Acts of Giving examines issues surrounding donation-the giving of property, particularly landed property-in northern Spain during the tenth century. Exploring the place of giving within a broad complex of social and economic concerns, Wendy Davies highlights the centrality of Spain to some of the core themes of medieval European history. - ;Acts of... more...

  • Aesthetic Formationsby Birgit Meyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 35.00

    The central theme of this volume is the incorporation of newly accessible mass media into practices of religious mediation in a variety of settings, including Pentecostal-charismatic churches and Islamic movements, and the use of religious forms and images in the sphere of radio and cinema. Based on a long-term cooperation, the contributors examine... more...

  • Affirmations of a Dissenter by Joseph Sprague

    Abingdon Press 2003; US$ 8.00

    The brief chapters of this ebook cover a variety of topics: biblical literalism; the power of biblical witness; biblical authority as related to homosexuality, divorce, violence, and women; the nature and person of Jesus; hope in the church; leadership; and racism. more...