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Sociology of Religion

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  • The Righteous Mindby Jonathan Haidt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    This well-researched examination of human moral impulses will appeal to liberals and conservatives alike, from the author of The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure .    As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt   has done... more...

  • God Is Not Oneby Stephen Prothero

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.51

    In God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World , New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. Delving into the different... more...

  • Killing Jesusby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 8.49

    Millions of readers have thrilled to bestselling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln , page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history. Now the iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history:... more...

  • The Quest For Hermes Trismegistusby Gary Lachman

    Floris Books 2011; US$ 12.49

    From the sands of Alexandria via the Renaissance palaces of the Medicis, to our own times, this spiritual adventure story traces the profound influence of Hermes Trismegistus -- the 'thrice-great one', as he was often called -- on the western mind. For centuries his name ranked among the most illustrious of the ancient world. Considered by some a contemporary... more...

  • A Rumor of Angelsby Peter L. Berger

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 17.99

    Influential scholar Peter L. Berger reveals five signs that point to the supernatural and its place in a modern secular society   Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines religion in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of knowledge and its effect on religious belief. Using five signs evident in ordinary... more...

  • The Elementary Forms of the Religious Lifeby Émile Durkheim; Joseph Ward Swain

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    A founder of modern sociology examines animism, naturism, totemism, myth, and ritual in this 1912 classic, which traces the source of religion and morality to a collective consciousness. more...

  • Sociology of Religionby Kevin J. Christiano; Jr. William H. Swatos; Peter Kivisto

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 63.50

    This third edition introduces students to key principles in the sociology of religion—from history and theory to contemporary debates. This edition features new material on the relationships of religion to race and ethnicity, and to gender and sexuality, the perceived rise of both fundamentalism and secularism, global religion, and more. more...

  • The New Third Romeby Jardar Østbø

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    Drawing on theories of political myth and concepts of nationalism, Jardar Østbø analyzes the content and ideological function of the myth of Russia as a Third Rome. Through case studies of four prominent nationalist intellectuals, Østbø shows how this messianic myth was used to reinvent Russia and its allegedly rightful place in the world after the... more...

  • Drawn to the Godsby David Feltmate

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 28.00

    A new world of religious satire illuminated through the layers of religion and humor that make up the The Simpsons, South Park and Family Guy. Drawing on the worldviews put forth by three wildly popular animated shows – The Simpsons , South Park , and Family Guy – David Feltmate demonstrates how ideas about religion’s proper place in American... more...

  • The Emergence and Evolution of Religionby Jonathan H. Turner; Alexandra Maryanski; Anders Klostergaard Petersen; Armin W. Geertz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 36.95

    Written by leading theorists and empirical researchers, this book presents new ways of addressing the old question: Why did religion first emerge and then continue to evolve in all human societies? The authors of the book—each with a different background across the social sciences and humanities—assimilate conceptual leads and empirical findings from... more...