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Major Works: Sociology of Religion

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 11 new and published major works in the subject of Sociology of Religion — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Islam, Economics, and Society (RLE Politics of Islam)

    Edited by Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    The Islamic perception of the socio-economic process is dynamic and its insistence on social justice is uncompromising. To produce the best social structure, according to this view, man’s economic endeavours should be motivated by a meaningful moral philosophy. In the face of the challenges...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Fundamentalism and Charismatic Movements

    Edited by David Lehmann, Humeira Iqtidar

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    The term ‘fundamentalism’ carries a wide range of meanings, some of them pejorative. Here it is used to refer to what the French call ‘integrism’, meaning a religious code which encompasses and governs with its prescriptions the entire private and public life of individuals and the collectivity....

    Published October 28th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Islam and Education

    Edited by Tahir Abbas

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Volume I of this new Routledge collection focuses on theories of education. The gathered materials explore and analyse the impact of the classical Islamic period in history and the developments in education which have emanated from it. Volume II focuses on education in Eastern Europe and Muslim...

    Published November 24th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Islamic Medical and Scientific Tradition

    Edited by Peter Pormann

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Islam developed over the course of its history one of the world’s most innovative and interesting scientific and medical traditions. In this context, the term Islam should not simply be understood as referring to the religion of the prophet Muhammad, but rather to a civilization which was once...

    Published September 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  5. Islamic Banking and Finance

    Edited by Amer al-Roubaie, Shafiq Alvi

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    Islamic banking refers to a financial system which is consistent with principles of Islamic law (or ‘sharia’) and guided by Islamic economics. In particular, Islamic law prohibits ‘riba’ or usury, the collection and payment of interest. Additionally, Islamic law prohibits investing in businesses...

    Published May 14th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Religion and Human Rights

    Edited by Nazila Ghanea

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    Hardly a week goes by without some world event relating to the burgeoning field of religion and human rights. Whether attacks carried out in the name of religion by individuals or states, violations of the rights of individuals or communities due to their religious or other beliefs, or clashes...

    Published March 24th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Sociology of Religion V4

    Critical Concepts in Sociology

    By Malcolm Hamilton

    First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 27th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Sociology of Religion 5 vols

    Critical Concepts in Sociology

    Edited by Malcolm Hamilton

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    This new Routledge Major Work is a five-volume collection of seminal and influential articles, chapters, and extracts in the sociology of religion and related disciplines. The collection uniquely brings together material ranging widely from conceptual and theoretical discussions through substantive...

    Published April 26th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Emile Durkheim III

    Critical Assessments of Leading Sociologists

    Edited by W.S.F. Pickering

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Sociologists

    This third set of Critical Assessments on the foremost French Sociologist takes as its main focus writings since 1990. The articles have been selected by a team of international scholars from the British School for Durkheimian Studies. Each specialist has written a new introduction to set their...

    Published November 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  10. Religious Behaviour

    By Michael Argyle

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    No study of religious practice ancient or modern is complete without reference to the work of sociologists on religious practice. The volumes in The Sociology of Religion set of the International Library of Sociology explore the social, economic and behavioural contexts of religious activity....

    Published January 29th 1998 by Routledge