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The Power of the SacredAn Alternative to the Narrative of Disenchantment

The Power of the Sacred: An Alternative to the Narrative of Disenchantment

Hans Joas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190933272
eISBN:
9780190933302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933272.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Sociology of Religion

“Disenchantment” is a key term in the self-understanding of modernity. But what exactly does this concept mean? What was its original meaning when Max Weber introduced it? And can the conventional ... More

Religion and Belief LiteracyReconnecting a Chain of Learning

Religion and Belief Literacy: Reconnecting a Chain of Learning

Adam Dinham

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447344636
eISBN:
9781447344681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344636.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This book presents a crisis of religion and belief literacy to which education at every level is challenged to respond. As understanding different religions, beliefs and influences becomes ... More

Representing GodChristian Legal Activism in Contemporary England

Representing God: Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England

Méadhbh McIvor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691193632
eISBN:
9780691211619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193632.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Over the past two decades, a growing number of Christians in England have gone to court to enforce their right to religious liberty. Funded by conservative lobby groups and influenced by the legal ... More

Scholars of FaithSouth Asian Muslim Women and the Embodiment of Religious Knowledge

Scholars of Faith: South Asian Muslim Women and the Embodiment of Religious Knowledge

Usha Sanyal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190120801
eISBN:
9780199099900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120801.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Since the late twentieth century, new institutions of Islamic learning for South Asian women and girls have emerged rapidly, particularly in urban areas and in the diaspora. This book reflects upon ... More

Cohabitation and Religious MarriageStatus, Similarities and Solutions

Cohabitation and Religious Marriage: Status, Similarities and Solutions

Rajnaara Akhtar, Patrick Nash, and Rebecca Probert (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529210835
eISBN:
9781529210866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529210835.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Cohabiting couples and those entering religious-only marriages all too often end up with inadequate legal protection when the relationship ends. Yet, despite this shared experience, the linkages and ... More

Christian Globalism at HomeChild Sponsorship in the United States

Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States

Hillary Kaell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691201467
eISBN:
9780691201474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691201467.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Child sponsorship emerged from nineteenth-century Protestant missions to become one of today's most profitable private fundraising tools in organizations including World Vision, Compassion ... More

What Happens When We Practice Religion?Textures of Devotion in Everyday Life

What Happens When We Practice Religion?: Textures of Devotion in Everyday Life

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198590
eISBN:
9780691201276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198590.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Religion is commonly viewed as something that people practice, whether in the presence of others or alone. But what do we mean exactly by “practice”? What approaches help to answer this question? ... More

Heaven's Gates and Hell's FlamesA Sociological Study of New Christian Movements in Contemporary Goa

Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames: A Sociological Study of New Christian Movements in Contemporary Goa

Savio Abreu

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190120696
eISBN:
9780199099863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120696.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This book is an ethnographic study of Christian groups in contemporary Goan society that come under Pentecostal–Charismatic Christianity. Most studies on the Pentecostal movement in India are from a ... More

The Anthropological LensRethinking E. E. Evans-Pritchard

The Anthropological Lens: Rethinking E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Christopher Morton

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812913
eISBN:
9780191850707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812913.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sociology of Religion

Sir Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard (1902-1973) is widely considered the most influential British anthropologist of the twentieth century, known to generations of students for his seminal works on South ... More

Secularism, Islam and Public Intellectuals in Contemporary France

Secularism, Islam and Public Intellectuals in Contemporary France

Nadia Kiwan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781784994129
eISBN:
9781526150509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526144270
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Through its focus on secular Muslim public intellectuals in contemporary France, this book challenges polarizing accounts of Islam and Muslims, which have been ubiquitous in political and media ... More

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