Sociology: Sociology of Religion

  • Law, Religion, and Freedom: Conceptualizing a Common Right book cover

    Law, Religion, and Freedom

    Conceptualizing a Common Right

    Edited by W. Cole Durham, Jr., Javier Martinez Torron, Donlu D Thayer

    This book examines conceptualizations of religious freedom in various dimensions. The collection brings together leading experts from law, religious studies, social anthropology, and international relations, who present different perspectives which query, define, and clarify aspects of this…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Introducing the Anthropology of Islam book cover

    Introducing the Anthropology of Islam

    By Jens Kreinath

    This introduction presents an anthropological approach to the study of Islam. It focuses on the main tenets of the religion and considers the various aspects of social and cultural life practiced among Muslims. In concentrating on the five pillars of Islam, Jens Kreinath shows ritual practice to be…

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Postsecular Geographies: Re-envisioning politics, subjectivity and ethics book cover

    Postsecular Geographies

    Re-envisioning politics, subjectivity and ethics

    By Chris Baker, Paul Cloke, Andrew Williams, Callum Sutherland

    Over recent years there has been a surge of interest in postsecularity. The complex blurring of sacred-secular boundaries has found new expression in particular areas of the public life of cities, with the unexpected resilience and mutation of religion as a powerful political, cultural and global…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Religion and Social Transformations: Volume 2 book cover

    Religion and Social Transformations

    Volume 2

    Edited by David Herbert

    This title was first published in 2002: Religion and Social Transformations examines the reciprocal relationship between religion, modernity and social change. The book focuses on the world's three major missionary religions - Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. It explores how these three traditions…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Perspectives on Civil Religion: Volume 3 book cover

    Perspectives on Civil Religion

    Volume 3

    By Gerald Parsons

    This title was first published in 2002: Perspectives on Civil Religion introduces the concept of civil religion, examines the use of the concept in recent scholarship and investigates examples of civil religion in the contemporary world. The book sets out to explore tensions and complexities in…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge

  • Religious Literacy, Law and History: Perspectives on European Pluralist Societies book cover

    Religious Literacy, Law and History

    Perspectives on European Pluralist Societies

    Edited by Alberto Melloni, Francesca Cadeddu

    This book examines religious illiteracy in Europe. It seeks to understand religious illiteracy and its effects on the social and political milieu through the framing of the historical, institutional, religious, social, juridical and educational conditions within which it arises. Divided into four…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and 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 – 2018-12-30 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Imagining the Sacred in Popular Culture: Visual Representations in Japanese Religion book cover

    Imagining the Sacred in Popular Culture

    Visual Representations in Japanese Religion

    By Mark MacWilliams

    This book explores central issues of religion in an age of globalization, questioning how religion speaks to us in contemporary society, and how representations of religion impact in popular culture. Focusing on Japanese popular culture, MacWilliams examines Japanese comic books in particular:…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge

  • The Church of All Worlds: A Modern Pagan Religion book cover

    The Church of All Worlds

    A Modern Pagan Religion

    By Carole M. Cusack

    This is the first book-length study of the Church of All Worlds (CAW) - a modern Pagan religion. Situating the Church of All Worlds within the context of the Pagan revival, the counter-culture of the 1960s, and broader contemporary environmentalist discourses (in particular), Carole Cusack offers…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • Landscape, Ritual and Identity among the Hyolmo of Nepal: The Buddha and the Drum book cover

    Landscape, Ritual and Identity among the Hyolmo of Nepal

    The Buddha and the Drum

    By Davide Torri

    Highlighting patterns of change and adaptation among the Hyolmo of Nepal, their religious life in the villages and in the urban context, this book addresses the Shamanic-Buddhist interface and their dynamics of change, mutual appropriations and negotiations over time. An important contribution to…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Revival: The Return of the Primitive (2001): A New Sociological Theory of Religion book cover

    Revival: The Return of the Primitive (2001)

    A New Sociological Theory of Religion

    By Richard K. Fenn

    This title was first published in 2001. This work presents a sociological theory of religion. Richard K. Fenn demonstrates that the shape of the sacred depends on what aspects of the psyche and of the environment seem to be beyond the pale of the human and the social, that is, the primitive.…

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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