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  • Natural Communions

    Religion and Public Life, Volume 40, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gabriel R. Ricci

    The academic treatment of the environment and nature, since the 1980s, has been formalized in sub-disciplines like environmental history, environmental philosophy, ecocriticism and ecospirituality. Within these disciplines the concept of nature has been variously employed to reorient humanity to a…

    Paperback – 2019-06-17 
    Routledge
    Religion and Public Life

  • A Visual Approach to the Study of Religious Orders

    Zooming in on Monasteries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marcin Jewdokimow, Thomas Quartier

    A Visual Approach to the Study of Religious Orders applies visual methods to the exploration of various facets of religious life, such as everyday lived experience, contemporary monastic identity or monastic architecture. Presenting a series of visual essays, it treats images not as simple…

    Hardback – 2019-05-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Religion

  • Reimagining God and Resacralisation

    1st Edition

    By Alexa Blonner

    This book shows that widespread resacralisation has been taking place, which is producing new ways of perceiving God and the divine. The last century has seen unmistakable changes in religious practices and the concept of spirituality right across the world. There was a broad expectation for much…

    Hardback – 2019-05-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Celebrity Morals and the Loss of Religious Authority

    1st Edition

    By John Portmann

    This book examines American popular culture to demonstrate that celebrities have superseded religious figures as moral authorities. As trust in religious institutions has waned over recent decades, the once frivolous entertainment fringe has become the moral center. Young people and voters…

    Hardback – 2019-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religion and Politics Under Capitalism

    A Humanistic Approach to the Terminology, 1st Edition

    By Stefan Arvidsson

    This book relates some of the major trends within religion and politics to offer a historical framework with which to assess their interactions and a point of departure for studies to come. The study of the interrelationship between contemporary religious practice and modern politics is divided…

    Hardback – 2019-05-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Cultivation of Conformity

    Towards a General Theory of Internal Secularization, 1st Edition

    By Pink Dandelion

    This book explores the inter-relationship between religious groups and wider society and examines the way religious groups change in relation to societal norms, potentially to the point of undergoing processes of ‘internal secularisation’ within secular and secularist cultures. Received…

    Paperback – 2019-05-02 
    Routledge

  • Religion and Society in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia

    1st Edition

    By Carole Rakodi

    This book analyses how religion is entangled in people’s lives in Sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. It provides an introduction to the teachings, practices and values promoted by the main religious traditions in these regions and an overview of the evidence on what religion means to people in…

    Hardback – 2019-04-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-04-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-04-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-04-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-04-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-04-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

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