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Sociology of Religion

  • Networks and Religionby Sean F. Everton

    Cambridge University Press 2018; US$ 28.00

    This book uses social network analysis to explore the various effects that social networks have on religious belief and practice. more...

  • Holy Tearsby Kimberley Patton; John Hawley

    Princeton University Press 2018; Not Available

    What religion does not serve as a theater of tears? Holy Tears addresses this all but universal phenomenon with passion and precision, ranging from Mycenaean Greece up through the tragedy of 9/11. Sixteen authors, including many leading voices in the study of religion, offer essays on specific topics in religious weeping while also considering broader... more...

  • The Book of Jerry Falwellby Susan Harding

    Princeton University Press 2018; Not Available

    National polls show that approximately 50 million adult Americans are born-again Christians. Yet most Americans see their culture as secular, and the United States is viewed around the world as a secular nation. Further, intellectuals and journalists often portray born-again Christians, despite their numbers, as outsiders who endanger public life.... more...

  • Screen Societyby Ellis Cashmore; Jamie Cleland; Kevin Dixon

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 34.95

    Screens have been with us since the eighteenth century, though we became accustomed to staring at them only after the appearance of film and television in the twentieth century. But there was nothing in film or TV that prepared us for the revolution wrought by the combination of screens and the internet. Society has been transformed and this book... more...

  • Reframing Convenience Foodby Peter Jackson; Helene Brembeck; Jonathan Everts; Maria Fuentes; Bente Halkier; Frej Daniel Hertz; Angela Meah; Valerie Viehoff; Christine Wenzl

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 93.22

    This book questions the simplistic view that convenience food is unhealthy and environmentally unsustainable. By exploring how various types of convenience food have become embedded in consumers’ lives, it considers what lessons can be learnt from the commercial success of convenience food for those who seek to promote healthier and more sustainable... more...

  • Religious Studies Scholars as Public Intellectualsby Sabrina D. MisirHiralall; Christopher L. Fici; Gerald S. Vigna

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 54.95

    The prominence of religion in recent debates around politics, identity formation, and international terrorism has led to an increased demand on those studying religion to help clarify and contextualise religious belief and practice in the public sphere. While many texts focus on the theoretical development of the subject, this book outlines a wider... more...

  • Religious Perspectives on Social Responsibility in Healthby Joseph Tham; Chris Durante; Alberto García Gómez

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 93.22

    This book discuss the meaning and implications of the social and ethical implications of the notion of social responsibility in healthcare in six major world religions — Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, & Judaism. This collection of papers is based on a four-day workshop where bioethics experts from various religious traditions... more...

  • Religion and Social Reconstruction in Africaby Elias Kifon Bongmba

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 54.95

    Religion has played a major role in both the division and unification of peoples and countries within Africa. Its capacity to cause, and to heal, societal rifts has been well documented. This book addresses this powerful societal force, and explores the implications of a theology of reconstruction, most notably articulated by Jesse Mugambi. This way... more...

  • America's Dark Theologianby Douglas E. Cowan

    NYU Press 2018; US$ 30.00

    Illuminating the religious and existential themes in Stephen King’s horror stories  Who are we? Why are we here? Where do we go when we die? For answers to these questions, people often look to religion. But religion is not the only place seekers turn. Myths, legends, and other stories have given us alternative ways to address the fundamental quandaries... more...

  • David Martin and the Sociology of Religionby Hans Joas

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 49.95

    David Martin is a pioneer of a political sociology of religion that integrates a combined analysis of nationalism and political religions with the history of religion. He was one of the first critics of the so-called secularization thesis, and his historical orientation makes him one of the few outstanding scholars who have continued the work begun... more...