Sociology: Sociology of Religion

  • Spiritual and Social Transformation in African American Spiritual Churches: More than conjurers book cover

    Spiritual and Social Transformation in African American Spiritual Churches

    More than conjurers

    By Margarita Guillory

    At the core of much of African American religion’s response to social inequalities is a symbiotic relationship between socio-political activism and spiritual restoration. Drawing on archival material and ethnographic fieldwork from African American Spiritual Churches in the USA, this book examines…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Secularization book cover

    Secularization

    By Charles Turner

    The death of secularization theses keeps being announced but people keep using the word. Historically the transfer of church property to secular use, for sociologists secularization signals a decline in the influence of religious institutions or ideas; yet ‘secularization’ has also been an…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Routledge Revivals: Christian Democracy in Western Europe (1957): 1820-1953 book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Christian Democracy in Western Europe (1957)

    1820-1953

    By Michael P. Fogarty

    First published in 1957, this book is a detailed analysis on Christian Democracy, a movement backed by Protestants as well as Catholics, which has become one of the great social forces of Western Europe. It is strong in eight countries. The first half of Fogarty’s book sets out what the many…

    Hardback – 2017-11-26 
    Routledge

  • Skepticism: Historical and Contemporary Inquiries book cover

    Skepticism

    Historical and Contemporary Inquiries

    Edited by G. Anthony Bruno, A.C. Rutherford

    Skepticism is one of the most enduring and profound of philosophical problems. With its roots in Plato and the Sceptics to Descartes, Hume, Kant and Wittgenstein, skepticism presents a challenge that every philosopher must reckon with. In this outstanding collection philosophers engage with…

    Hardback – 2017-11-24 
    Routledge

  • Narratives of Secularization book cover

    Narratives of Secularization

    Edited by Peter Harrison

    It is increasingly clear that histories of secularization are not simply dispassionate descriptions of the decline of religious belief and practice in the West. Rather, such narratives often seek to celebrate secularization, promote some version of it, lament it, or otherwise oppose it in favour of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge

  • Ritual Embodiment in Modern Western Magic: Becoming the Magician book cover

    Ritual Embodiment in Modern Western Magic

    Becoming the Magician

    By Damon Zacharias Lycourinos

    In the Western world, magic has often functioned as an umbrella term for various religious beliefs and ritual practices that seek to influence events by harnessing supernatural power. The definition of these myriad occult and esoteric traditions have, however, usually come from those that are…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge
    Gnostica

  • Islamophobia and Everyday Multiculturalism in Australia book cover

    Islamophobia and Everyday Multiculturalism in Australia

    By Randa Abdel-Fattah

    This book explores Islamophobia in Australia, shifting attention from its victims to its perpetrators by examining the visceral, atavistic nature of people’s feelings and responses to the Muslim ‘Other’ in everyday life. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, Islamophobia and Everyday Multiculturalism…

    Hardback – 2017-11-17 
    Routledge
    Studies in Migration and Diaspora

  • Evangelising the Nation: Religion and the Formation of Naga Political Identity book cover

    Evangelising the Nation

    Religion and the Formation of Naga Political Identity

    By John Thomas

    Northeast India has witnessed several nationality movements during the 20th century. The oldest and one of the most formidable has been that of the Nagas — inhabiting the hill tracts between the Brahmaputra river in India and the Chindwin river in Burma (now Myanmar). Rallying behind the slogan, ‘…

    Paperback – 2017-11-07 
    Routledge India
    Transition in Northeastern India

  • The Rise and Fall of the English Christendom: Theocracy, Christology, Order and Power book cover

    The Rise and Fall of the English Christendom

    Theocracy, Christology, Order and Power

    By Bruce Kaye

    English Christendom has never been a static entity. Evangelism, politics, conflict and cultural changes have constantly and consistently developed it into myriad forms across the world. However, in recent times that development has seemingly become a general decline. This book utilises the motif of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Ecclesiology

  • Sufi Political Thought book cover

    Sufi Political Thought

    By Milad Milani

    Sufism is generally perceived as being spiritually focused and about the development of the self. However, Sufi orders have been involved historically as important civic and political actors in the Muslim world, having participated extensively in inter-faith dialogue, and political challenges to…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Politics and Gender Identity in Turkey: Centralised Islam for Socio-Economic Control book cover

    Politics and Gender Identity in Turkey

    Centralised Islam for Socio-Economic Control

    By Umut Korkut, Hande Eslen-Ziya

    The creation of Turkish nationhood, citizenship, economic transformation, the forceful removal of minorities and national homogenisation, gender rights, the position of armed forces in politics, and the political and economic integration of Kurdish minority in Turkish polity have all received major…

    Hardback – 2017-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Technologies of Religion: Spheres of the Sacred in a Post-secular Modernity book cover

    Technologies of Religion

    Spheres of the Sacred in a Post-secular Modernity

    By Sam Han

    Bringing together empirical cultural and media studies of religion and critical social theory, Technologies of Religion: Spheres of the sacred in a post-secular modernity investigates powerful entanglement of religion and new media technologies taking place today, taking stock of the repercussions…

    Paperback – 2017-10-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

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