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Woodhead, Linda

Overview
Works: 70 works in 359 publications in 6 languages and 10,505 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Linda Woodhead
Christianity : a very short introduction by Linda Woodhead( )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christianity: A Very Short Introduction offers an overview of the world's largest religion. The Author provides information to enable the reader to gain an understanding of Christians and their beliefs"--Provided by publisher
Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformations by Linda Woodhead( )

54 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to the latest work in the study of religion. Considers the main religious traditions of Asia and the West, as well as new forms of religion and spirituality such as New Age
Peter Berger and the study of religion by Paul Heelas( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Berger is the most influential contemporary sociologist of religion. This collection of essays is the first in-depth study of his contribution to the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to his work and to current thought in the study of religion. Themes addressed include: * Berger on religion and theology * Religion, spirituality and the discontents of modernity * Secularization and de-secularization A postscript by Peter Berger, responding to the essays, completes this overview of this major figure's work
Diana, the making of a media saint by Antonia Fraser( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural critics across disciplines present this discussion of the myth of Diana, her career, appeal and iconicity for scholars and general readers alike
An introduction to Christianity by Linda Woodhead( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the ways in which Christianity has understood, embodied and related to power, Linda Woodhead examines the key figures, events and ideas spanning over two thousand years of Christian history. Woodhead considers the religion in its material as well as its spiritual dimensions and explores its interactions with society through money, politics, force, gender and the family, as well as non-Christian cultures and societies
Congregational studies in the UK : Christianity in a post-Christian context by Karin Tusting( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sociology of religious emotion by Ole Riis( Book )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely book aims to change the way we think about religion by putting emotion back onto the agenda. It challenges a tendency to over-emphasise rational aspects of religion, and rehabilitates its embodied, visceral and affective dimensions. Against the view that religious emotion is a purely private matter, it offers a new framework which shows how religious emotions arise in the varied interactions between human agents and religious communities, human agents and objects of devotion, and communities and sacred symbols. It presents parallels and contrasts between religious emotions in European and American history, in other cultures, and in contemporary western societies. By taking emotions seriously, A Sociology of Religious Emotion sheds new light on the power of religion to shape fundamental human orientations and motivations: hopes and fears, joys and sorrows, loves and hatreds
Religion in modern times : an interpretive anthology( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together a selection of readings which illustrate and analyse religion's encounters with the forces of modernization - including nationalism, capitalism, colonialism, democracy, gender and identity politics." "Drawing on scholarly analysis, empirical research and concrete examples, the book offers a picture of a religious world which is increasingly characterized by the coexistence of: old faiths and new spiritualities, a turn to tradition and a turn to experience, decline and revival, privatization and political militancy, tolerance and intolerance." "Religion in Modern Times offers a new framework and language for making sense of religion today."--Jacket
Predicting religion : Christian, secular, and alternative futures by Paul Heelas( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With contributions from new scholars and older ones as well as individuals from outside of the UK this collection of essays explores the forces that compete for the collective religious, secular and alternative consciousness
Religion in personal life : exploring key issues of faith with today's leading thinkers by Linda Woodhead( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Everyday lived Islam in Europe by Nathal M Dessing( )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a new direction for the study of contemporary Islam by focusing on what being Muslim means in people's everyday lives. It complements existing studies by focusing not on mosque-going, activist and devout Muslims, but on those who are nominal believers, or who put their religion to work in 'unorthodox' ways. As well as offering fresh empirical studies of everyday lived Islam, the book offers a new approach which calls for the study of 'high' religion and everyday 'popular' religion in relation to one another
A sociology of prayer by Giuseppe Giordan( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do people pray and in what situations and settings? Does prayer imply a god, and if so, what sort? A Sociology of Prayer addresses these fundamental questions and opens up important new debates. Drawing from religion, anthropology and historical perspectives, the contributors focus particularly on prayer as a social and personal matter, and situate prayer in the conditions of complex, late modern societies worldwide. Presenting fresh empirical data in relation to original theorising, the volume examines the material aspects of prayer, including the objects, bodies, symbols and spaces with w
Religion and change in modern Britain by Linda Woodhead( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a fully up-to-date and comprehensive guide to religion in Britain since 1945. A team of leading scholars provide a fresh analysis and overview, with a particular focus on diversity and change. They examine:relations between religious and secular beliefs and institutionsthe evolving role and status of the churches the growth and 'settlement' of non-Christian religious communitiesthe spread and diversification of alternative spiritualitiesreligion in welfare, education, media, politics and lawtheoretical perspectives on religious change. The volume presents the latest research, including results from the largest-ever research initiative on religion in Britain, the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme. Survey chapters are combined with detailed case studies to give both breadth and depth of coverage. The text is accompanied by relevant photographs and a companion website
God and human dignity( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing Christianity : nineteenth-century contexts by Linda Woodhead( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title was first published in 2001. 'An age of faith or an age of doubt?'- the question has dominated study of Christianity in the Victorian era. Reinventing Christianity offers a fresh analysis of the vitality and variety of Christianity in Britain and America in the Victorian era. Part One presents an overview of some of the main varieties of Christianity in the west ranging from the conservative - Protestant evangelicalism and 'fortress' Catholicism - to the radical - Theosophy, Swedenborgianism and Transcendentalism; Part Two reviews negotiations between Christianity and the wider culture. The conclusion reflects on general trends in the period, showing how many of these prefigured later developments in religion. This book highlights the creativity and diversity of 19th century Christianity, showing how developments normally associated with the late 20th century - such as the reassertion of tradition and the rise of feminist theology and alternative spirituality - were already in train a century before."--Provided by publisher
That was the church, that was : how the Church of England lost the English people by Andrew Brown( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Church of England still seemed an essential part of Englishness, and even of the British state, when Mrs Thatcher was elected in 1979. The decades which followed saw a seismic shift in the foundations of the C of E, leading to the loss of more than half its members and much of its influence. In England today 'religion' has become a toxic brand, and Anglicanism something done by other people. How did this happen? Is there any way back? This 'relentlessly honest' and surprisingly entertaining book tells the dramatic and contentious story of the disappearance of the Church of England from the centre of public life. The authors - religious correspondent Andrew Brown and academic Linda Woodhead - watched this closely, one from the inside and one from the outside. This book shows what happened and explains why
We need to talk about RE : manifestos for the future of religious education by Clive Lawton( )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manifesto for a new model of religious education (RE) in the UK national curriculum. It sets the context of the current religious climate and need for reform in RE, and gives suggestions for the future development of the topic in schools
Geschlecht, Macht und religiöser Wandel in westlichen Gesellschaften by Linda Woodhead( )

5 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We need to talk about religious education : manifestos for the future of RE by Mark Chater( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiritual revolution : why religion is giving way to spirituality by Paul Heelas( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are new forms of spirituality overtaking traditional forms of religion? This book provides a theoretical perspective which explains both secularization and sacralization and offers some predictions about the future of religion and spirituality in the west
 
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Christianity : a very short introduction
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Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformationsPeter Berger and the study of religionDiana, the making of a media saintAn introduction to ChristianityCongregational studies in the UK : Christianity in a post-Christian contextA sociology of religious emotionReligion in modern times : an interpretive anthologyPredicting religion : Christian, secular, and alternative futures
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Woodhead, L.

우드헤드, 린다

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