Sociology: Sociology of Religion

  • Emotion, Identity and Death: Mortality Across Disciplines book cover

    Emotion, Identity and Death

    Mortality Across Disciplines

    By Chang-Won Park

    Edited by Douglas J. Davies

    Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity. Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. Drawing together new and established…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Religion in Public Spaces: A European Perspective book cover

    Religion in Public Spaces

    A European Perspective

    Edited by Silvio Ferrari, Sabrina Pastorelli

    This timely volume discusses the much debated and controversial subject of the presence of religion in the public sphere. The book is divided in three sections. In the first the public/private distinction is studied mainly from a theoretical point of view, through the contributions of lawyers,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Cultural Diversity and Law in Association with RELIGARE

  • Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements book cover

    Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements

    Edited by Morgan Luck

    Philosophy of religion is focused chiefly on theism. Yet there are a growing number of new and alternative religious movements that would also benefit from philosophical scrutiny. This book is the first collection of philosophical essays, by a team of international authors, focusing on new and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Religion in the 21st Century: Challenges and Transformations book cover

    Religion in the 21st Century

    Challenges and Transformations

    By Lisbet Christoffersen, Margit Warburg

    Edited by Hans Raun Iversen

    In spite of the debate about secularization or de-secularization, the existential-bodily need for religion is basically the same as always. What have been changed are the horizons within which religions are interpreted and the relationships within which religions are integrated. This book…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Spirituality and Social Work book cover

    Spirituality and Social Work

    By Beth R. Crisp

    For much of the twentieth century, professional social work sought to distance itself from its religious origins with the consequence being that the role of spirituality in the lives of service users tended to be sidelined. Yet it is clear that many people begin to explore their spirituality…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Jewish/Christian/Queer: Crossroads and Identities book cover

    Jewish/Christian/Queer

    Crossroads and Identities

    Edited by Frederick Roden

    At a time when major branches of Judaism and most Christian denominations are addressing the relationship between religion and homosexuality, Jewish/Christian/Queer offers a unique examination of the similarities between the queer intersections of Judaism and Christianity, and the queer…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Being the Chosen: Exploring a Christian Fundamentalist Worldview book cover

    Being the Chosen

    Exploring a Christian Fundamentalist Worldview

    By Julie Scott Jones

    Being the Chosen explores Christian fundamentalism in the USA, focusing particularly on the belief system of Protestant fundamentalists. It establishes the key characteristics of the Protestant worldview, investigating the degrees to which these are adhered to amongst different groups and how such…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge

  • Commodified Bodies: Organ Transplantation and the Organ Trade book cover

    Commodified Bodies

    Organ Transplantation and the Organ Trade

    By Oliver Decker

    Commodified Bodies examines the social practice of organ transplantation and trafficking and scrutinises the increasingly neoliberal tendencies in the medical system. It analyses phenomena such as the denomination of human body parts as "raw materials" and "commodities," or the arguments used by…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Visioning New and Minority Religions: Projecting the future book cover

    Visioning New and Minority Religions

    Projecting the future

    Edited by Eugene V. Gallagher

    Rather than being ephemeral fads, new religious movements (NRMs) have always been and will always be with us. So will their study. Offering an assessment of the state-of-the-field of the study of NRMs, Visioning New and Minority Religions begins by considering the analytical tools for the study of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond book cover

    The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond

    Edited by John Barker

    The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond examines how Melanesians experience and deal with moral dilemmas and challenges. Taking Kenelm Burridge’s seminal work as their starting point, the contributors focus upon public situations and types of people that exemplify key ethical…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific

  • Evangelicalism and the Emerging Church: A Congregational Study of a Vineyard Church book cover

    Evangelicalism and the Emerging Church

    A Congregational Study of a Vineyard Church

    By Cory E. Labanow

    With the Christian church in the west in decline, some churches are undergoing difficult transitions as they seek to become relevant, to both themselves and their surrounding cultures. Evangelicalism and the Emerging Church details an ethnographic study of a Vineyard congregation making sense of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • Blackfoot Religion and the Consequences of Cultural Commoditization book cover

    Blackfoot Religion and the Consequences of Cultural Commoditization

    By Kenneth Hayes Lokensgard

    This book explores the exchange of Blackfoot "medicine bundles" within contemporary Blackfoot culture and between the Blackfoot Peoples and Euro-Americans. These ceremonial bundles, which are circulated as gifts in their native context, are robbed of their statuses as living beings or persons,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

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