Acts Of Faith

Author: Rodney Stark
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520222021
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The book sets out to explain *why* people are religious and have the need to be religious, without discrediting organized religions as something foolish or irrational".--Résumé de l'éditeur.


Author: Torkel Brekke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190694750
Size: 19.21 MB
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Drawing on state-of-the-art research and on case studies from around the globe, this book shows that religion should be analysed as a market similar to markets for other goods and services, like bottled water or haircuts.

Sacred And Secular

Author: Pippa Norris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139456388
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"Work in progress toward a new paradigm in the sociology of religion." American
Journal of Sociology. 98(5): 1044-1093; Roger Finke and Rodney Stark. 2000.
Acts of Faith: Explaining the Human Side of Religion. Berkeley, CA: University of

Religion And Aids In Africa

Author: Jenny Trinitapoli
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199714606
Size: 66.55 MB
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The first comprehensive empirical account of how religion affects the interpretation, prevention, and mitigation of AIDS in Africa, the world's most religious continent.

Places Of Faith

Author: Christopher P. Scheitle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199791651
Size: 39.70 MB
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Christopher Scheitle and Roger Finke have crisscrossed America, visiting churches in small towns and rural areas, as well as the mega-churches, storefronts, synagogues, Islamic centers, Eastern temples, and other places of faith in major ...

The Spirit S Tether

Author: Mary Ellen Konieczny
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019996579X
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Through an examination of the activities of parish life and the faith stories of parishioners, this book reveals how parishes support and shape the ways in which Catholics work out the routines of marriage, childrearing, and work-family ...

American Evangelicalism

Author: Christian Smith
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022622922X
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This work also looks beyond evangelicalism to explore more broadly the problems of traditional religious belief and practice in the modern world.

Religious America Secular Europe

Author: Peter L. Berger
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754658337
Size: 60.20 MB
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The final chapter explores the ways in which these features translate into policy on both sides of the Atlantic. This book is highly topical and relates very directly to current misunderstandings between Europe and America.

America S Blessings

Author: Rodney Stark
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
ISBN: 1599474123
Size: 15.66 MB
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This book debunks one of the most widely touted arguments of the secular intellectual elite: that religion is somehow detrimental to American society.


Author: Christian Smith
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400887984
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This book builds on recent developments in science, theory, and philosophy to advance an innovative theory of religion that goes beyond the problematic theoretical paradigms of the past.