Sociology of Religion
Religion in Multidisciplinary Perspective
An up-to-date examination of the work of one of the most inventive thinkers in the study of religion.
Christianity and Politics in Tribal India
Chronicles the astonishing and counterintuitive spread of Christianity among a group of previously isolated tribes in a remote and hilly part of Northeastern India.
Sacred and Secular
Explores distinctions between the sacred and the secular in a variety of religious traditions, and proposes ways in which their relationship can be mutually beneficial.
Faith, Hope, and Sustainability
A cross-case analysis of fifteen faith communities striving to care for the earth and live more sustainably.
The Science of Satyug
The first in-depth study of the All World Gayatri Pariwar, a modern Indian religious movement.
From World Religions to Axial Civilizations and Beyond
Essays in the field of comparative world religions and corresponding axial civilizations.
Words of Destiny
Investigates the professional practices of astrologers in urban India and their popularity among the educated middle and upper classes.
Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart
Employs Robert Bellah’s notion of civil religion to explore East Asia’s Confucian revival.
Becoming an Ancestor
A striking look at the death rituals of an indigenous community in North America.
Explores the significance of levity and humor in South Asian religious traditions.
Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount
Examines radical and messianic movements in Israel seeking to rebuild the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
Spiritual Dimensions of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Risale-I Nur
Essays on various facets of Nursi’s spirituality as portrayed in his Risale-i Nur.
Food, Farming, and Faith
Using scripture and science, a Christian agricultural scientist presents an ethic of farming that promotes good food and a healthy environment.
Religion and Economics
New perspectives on the bond between religion and economics.
National Variations in Jewish Identity
Explores how and why Jewish identity varies in different locations around the world and examines the implications of these variations for Jewish education.
By focusing on contemporary popular religious traditions, the book represents a substantial contribution to the study of modern religious practices in Banaras, holy city of India. This book offers in-depth, ...
Despair and Deliverance
The author examines the varieties of religious and secular salvation that have recently appeared in Israel as evidence for Israelis' willingness to embrace private salvation in the face of immense cultural ...