Sociology: Sociology of Religion

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

    Law, Religion, and Freedom

    Conceptualizing a Common Right, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Walking Methods: Biographical Research on the Move book cover

    Walking Methods

    Biographical Research on the Move, 1st Edition

    By Maggie O’Neill, Brian Roberts

    Social research methods are being transformed by digital technologies and developments in narrative, visual, biographic and performative work. This book introduces and explores walking as an innovative new method for doing social research, showing how its sensate and kinaesthetic attributes…

    Paperback – 2019-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Christian Higher Education and Postmodernity: Institutional Fallibilism book cover

    Christian Higher Education and Postmodernity

    Institutional Fallibilism, 1st Edition

    By P Jesse Rine

    There has been much dialogue among higher education scholars regarding the implications of the emergent postmodern paradigm, and thought leaders in the evangelical world have noted with concern the postmodern challenge to exclusivist truth claims. However, few have sought to situate the challenges…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Education

  • Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion book cover

    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

    1st Edition

    By Various

    This set collects together in 19 volumes a wealth of texts on Sociology of Religion. An invaluable reference resource, it contains classic books on a wide range of topics, including: religion and violence, religion and family life, religion and society, culture and class.…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

  • Christiantown, USA book cover

    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 – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion

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