• Religion and Advanced Industrial Society book cover

    Religion and Advanced Industrial Society

    1st Edition

    By James A. Beckford

    This book, first published in 1989, demonstrates that sociologists have much to gain from a strengthening of the connections between general theories about the changing character of modern western societies and specific studies of religion. It combines an exegesis of sociological classics in the…

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  • Virtuous Pagans: Unreligious People in America book cover

    Virtuous Pagans

    Unreligious People in America, 1st Edition

    By Thomas H. Davenport

    This book, first published in 1991, examines the unreligious of America. Most sociologists of religion viewed religious belief and behaviour as having strong positive function for individual well-being – with the implicit assumption that unreligious individuals would lack meaning in life. This book…

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    Christiantown, USA

    1st Edition

    By Richard Stellway

    Are Christian families more - or less - strong than other families? How important is sexual satisfaction to marital happiness? What impact does the arrival of children have on a marriage? How does income affect marital satisfaction? What pressures confront employed wives and their families and how…

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  • Ecstasy and Holiness: Counter Culture and the Open Society book cover

    Ecstasy and Holiness

    Counter Culture and the Open Society, 1st Edition

    By Frank Musgrove

    This book, first published in 1974, argues that the counter culture is not the outcome of alienation, but of opportunity, being the result of a new generational consciousness, an openness which has characterised industrial societies of the West since the 1950s. Its roots lie in economic expansion…

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  • The Elementary Forms of the New Religious Life book cover

    The Elementary Forms of the New Religious Life

    1st Edition

    By Roy Wallis

    This book, first published in 1984, examines the whole range of new religious movements which appeared in the 1960s and 1970s in the West. It develops a wide-ranging theory of these new religions which explains many of their major characteristics. Some of the movements are well-known, such as…

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  • God's Blueprints: A Sociological Study of Three Utopian Sects book cover

    God's Blueprints

    A Sociological Study of Three Utopian Sects, 1st Edition

    By John McKelvie Whitworth

    Viewing the world with abhorrence, members of utopian sects isolate themselves from its influence. As this book, first published in 1975, shows, they seek to establish and promulgate radically distinctive forms of society according to what they claim to be God’s blueprint and which they believe are…

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  • A House Divided: Protestantism, Schism and Secularization book cover

    A House Divided

    Protestantism, Schism and Secularization, 1st Edition

    By Steve Bruce

    The main concern of this study, first published in 1990, is the part played by Protestantism in the complex of social processes of ‘secularization’. The book deals with the way in which Protestant schism and dissent paved the way for the rise of religious pluralism and toleration; and it also looks…

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  • Pray TV: Televangelism in America book cover

    Pray TV

    Televangelism in America, 1st Edition

    By Steve Bruce

    In this book, first published in 1990, the significance of televangelism in America is examined in detail. This well-informed, measured analysis includes discussion of the place of televangelism in the history of American Protestantism; the styles of leading TV preachers and the televangelical star…

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  • Violence and the Sacred in the Modern World book cover

    Violence and the Sacred in the Modern World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Juergensmeyer

    How is symbolic violence related to the real acts of religious violence around the modern world? The authors of this book, first published in 1992, explore this question with reference to some of the most volatile religious and political conflicts of the day: Hezbollah in Lebanon, Sikhs in India,…

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  • Jehovah's Witnesses: The New World Society book cover

    Jehovah's Witnesses

    The New World Society, 1st Edition

    By Marley Cole

    This book, first published in 1956, is the first authoritative, comprehensive account of the worldwide activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses. It traces their origins and development, and a special section covers the founding, organization and development of the movement in Great Britain.…

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  • Voices from the Gods: Speaking with Tongues book cover

    Voices from the Gods

    Speaking with Tongues, 1st Edition

    By David Christie-Murray

    Glossolalia (paranormal speaking in tongues) and zenolalia (paranormal speaking in allegedly foreign languages) are features of many sub-cultures and religions. The most obvious example is Pentecostalism, where every believer in many denominations is expected to speak in tongues at least once – the…

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  • Religion and Social Class: The Disruption Years in Aberdeen book cover

    Religion and Social Class

    The Disruption Years in Aberdeen, 1st Edition

    By A. Allan MacLaren

    This book, first published in 1974, shows how social class and origins in mid-nineteenth century Aberdeen were reflected in religious belief and observance, and how in turn this acted as a catalyst for change in society. Through a detailed analysis of this topic, particularly in relation to the…

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