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Forthcoming Sociology of Religion Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. State and Religion in the Arab World

    Edited by Khair El-Din Haseeb

    This collection focuses on the controversial relationship between religion and the state within the Arab Spring context and the evolving debates on democratic transition. In this book, democracy is not questionable; it is hailed by all those vocal on the political scene. The array of opinions...

    To Be Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Queer Inclusion in the United Methodist Church

    By Amanda Udis-Kessler

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    The United Methodist Church has been in conflict over lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender inclusion issues since 1972. That year, in response to the gay liberation and gay rights movements, wording was added to the UMC Book of Discipline (the compilation of denominational policies and doctrines)...

    To Be Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Historical Perspective

    Convergence and Divergence

    Edited by Jeffrey Herf

    Previously published as a special issue of The Journal of Israeli History, this book presents the reflections of historians from Israel, Europe, Canada and the United States concerning the similarities and differences between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism primarily in Europe and the Middle East....

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Islam in Transition

    Religion and Identity among British Pakistani Youth

    By Jessica Jacobson

    Islam in Transition focuses on the ways in which Islamic religion still engenders powerful loyalties within what is now a predominantly secular society and how, in their continual adherence to their religion, many young British Pakistanis find a welcome sense of stability and permanence. By...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West

    Edited by Roberto Tottoli

    Islam has long been a part of the West in terms of religion, culture, politics and society. Discussing this interaction from al-Andalus to the present, this Handbook explores the influence Islam has had, and continues to exert; particularly its impact on host societies, culture and politics....

    To Be Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Objects of Worship in South Asian Religions

    Forms, Practices and Meanings

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor, Kristina Myrvold

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Objects of worship are an aspect of the material dimension of lived religion in South Asia. The omnipresence of these objects and their use is a theme which cuts across the religious traditions in the pluralistic religious culture of the region. Divine power becomes manifest in the objects and for...

    To Be Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sainthood and Race

    Marked Flesh, Holy Flesh

    Edited by Molly H. Bassett, Vincent W. Lloyd

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    In popular imagination, saints exhibit the best characteristics of humanity, universally recognizable but condensed and embodied in an individual. Recent scholarship has asked an array of questions concerning the historical and social contexts of sainthood, and opened new approaches to its study....

    To Be Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  8. God, Jews and the Media

    Religion and Israel’s Media

    By Yoel Cohen

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    In order to understand contemporary Jewish identity in the twenty-first century, one needs to look beyond the Synagogue, the holy days and Jewish customs and law to explore such modern phenomena as mass media and their impact upon Jewish existence. This book delves into the complex relationship...

    To Be Published August 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Gender Roles in Ireland

    Three Decades of Attitude Change

    By Margret Fine-Davis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Gender Roles in Ireland: Three Decades of Attitude Change documents changing attitudes toward the role of women in Ireland from 1975–2005, a key period of social change in this society. The book presents replicated measures from four separate surveys carried out over three decades. These cover a...

    To Be Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

    Edited by Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, Yoshinaga Shin’ichi

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Since the late nineteenth century, religious ideas and practices in Japan have become increasingly intertwined with those associated with mental health and healing. This relationship developed against the backdrop of a far broader, and deeply consequential meeting: between Japan’s long-standing,...

    To Be Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge