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Sociology of Religion

  • 'Brothers' or Others?by Anita H. Fábos

    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...

  • 'Ndranghetaby Anne Sergi; Anita Lavorgna

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 48.29

    This book presents an historical and sociological account of the Italian mafia-type organisation known as the ?ndrangheta. It draws together diverse perspectives on the various ?ndrangheta clans and their behavioural models, focusing specifically on their organisational skills, their bonds with Calabrian society and Calabrian communities around the... more...

  • 'Til Faith Do Us Partby Naomi Schaefer Riley

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    'Til Faith Do Us Part is a fascinating exploration of the promise and peril of interfaith marriage today. It will be required reading not only for interfaith couples or anyone considering interfaith marriage, but for all those interested in learning more about this significant, yet understudied phenomenon and the impact it is having on America. more...

  • (Un)heimliche Lustby Sabine Grenz

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 37.75

    In dieser kulturgeschichtlichen und empirischen Studie wird der Konsum sexueller Dienstleistungen von Männern untersucht. Im Vordergrund steht dabei die Bearbeitung grundlegender Fragen der Prostitutionsdebatte, zum Beispiel darüber, ob Prostitution einen Beitrag zur sexuellen Freiheit leistet. 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...

  • 3D-Kinoby Claudia Wegener; Jesko Jockenhövel; Mariann Gibbon

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 18.87

    Dreidimensionales Kino ist im Trend: Internationale Filmfestivals eröffenen mit 3D-Filmen, große Filmproduktionen werden immer häufiger auch oder ausschließlich dreidimensional umgesetzt, Gerätehersteller versuchen, den 3D-Markt im Bereich des Home-Entertainments zu erschließen. Das Buch nimmt die Perspektive des Publikums in den Blick und setzt sich... more...

  • Abraham's Curseby Bruce Chilton

    The Crown 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...

  • Acedia-Menschenby Alfred Bellebaum

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 9.99

    Alfred Bellebaum beleuchtet die unterschiedlichen Bedeutungen sowie soziale Ursachen und manifeste soziale und individuelle Folgen von Acedia. Die gängige Übersetzung von Acedia, griech. Wortursprung, lautet Trägheit. Sie zählt zu den Sieben Todsünden ? neben Hochmut, Geiz, sexueller Zügellosigkeit, Neid, Völlerei und Zorn. Unangesehen der überlieferten... more...

  • Across the Religious Divideby Jutta Sperling; Shona Kelly Wray

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Examining women's property rights in different societies across the entire medieval and early modern Mediterranean, this volume introduces a unique comparative perspective to the complexities of gender relations in Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. Through individual case studies based on urban and rural, elite and non-elite, religious and... more...

  • Acts of Faithby Rodney Stark; Roger Finke

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    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...