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A Sociology of Prayer

A Sociology of Prayer

1st Edition

Giuseppe Giordan, Linda Woodhead
June 28, 2015

Prayer is a central aspect of religion. Even amongst those who have abandoned organized religion levels of prayer remain high. Yet the most basic questions remain unaddressed: What exactly is prayer? How does it vary? Why do people pray and in what situations and settings? Does prayer imply a god,...

Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred: Representation and Change

Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred: Representation and Change

1st Edition

Kim Knott, Elizabeth Poole
October 03, 2013

Is it true that Christianity is being marginalised by the secular media, at the expense of Islam? Are the mass media Islamophobic? Is atheism on the rise in media coverage? Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred explores such questions and argues that television and newspapers remain...

Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy

Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy

1st Edition

Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Mansur Ali
October 03, 2013

Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy provides a lens through which to explore critical questions relating to contemporary religion in public life, and the institutionalisation of Islam in particular. Providing a rich description of the personnel, practice, and politics of contemporary Muslim chaplaincy...

Ageing, Ritual and Social Change: Comparing the Secular and Religious in Eastern and Western Europe

Ageing, Ritual and Social Change: Comparing the Secular and Religious in Eastern and Western Europe

1st Edition

Daniela Koleva, Peter Coleman
September 13, 2013

Exploring European changes in religious and secular beliefs and practices related to life passages, this book provides a deeper understanding of the impacts of social change on personal identity and adjustment across the life course, According to latest research, Europeans who consider religious...

Discourses on Religious Diversity: Explorations in an Urban Ecology

Discourses on Religious Diversity: Explorations in an Urban Ecology

1st Edition

Martin D. Stringer
August 28, 2013

Religious diversity is an ever present, and increasingly visible, reality in cities across the world. It is an issue of immediate concern to city leaders and members of religious communities but do we really know what ordinary members of the public, the people who live in the city, really think...

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