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Woodhead, Linda

Overview
Works: 51 works in 236 publications in 2 languages and 9,174 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Forecasts  Comparative studies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: BR121.3, 230
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Most widely held works by Linda Woodhead
Christianity : a very short introduction by Linda Woodhead( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Slovenian and held by 840 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
An introduction to Christianity by Linda Woodhead( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 712 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
Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformations( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 674 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
A sociology of religious emotion by Ole Riis( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 471 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 )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 322 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
Peter Berger and the study of religion( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 316 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
Predicting religion : Christian, secular, and alternative futures( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 250 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
Diana, the making of a media saint( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 224 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
God and human dignity( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing Christianity : nineteenth-century contexts( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congregational studies in the UK : Christianity in a post-Christian context( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and change in modern Britain by Linda Woodhead( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 142 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 institutions the evolving role and status of the churches the growth and 'settlement, of non-Christian religious communities the spread and diversification of alternative spiritualities religion in welfare, education, media, politics and law theoretical perspectives on religious change. The volume presents the latest resea
Everyday lived Islam in Europe by Nathal M Dessing( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 93 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( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 48 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
The spiritual revolution : why religion is giving way to spirituality by Paul Heelas( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 27 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
How healthy is the C of E? : the Church Times health check by Linda Woodhead( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euthanasia( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual review of the sociology of religion( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prayer is a valuable focus for understanding how people interpret themselves, others and the world in which they live. It is a phenomenon which seems to be characteristic not only of participants in every religion, but also men and women who do not identify with traditional religions
Prayer in religion and spirituality by Giuseppe Giordan( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prayer is a phenomenon which seems to be characteristic not only of participants in every religion, but also men and women who do not identify with traditional religions. It can be practised even by those who do not believe either in a God or transcendent force. In this sense, therefore, we may assert that the prayer is a typically human activity that has accompanied the development of different civilizations over the course of the centuries. Both the material issues of concrete daily life as well as more symbolic elements expressed through words, gestures, body positions, and community celebration are brought together in the act of praying.--Back cover
Religion in personal life : exploring key issues of faith with today's leading thinkers( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An introduction to Christianity
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An introduction to ChristianityReligions in the modern world : traditions and transformationsA sociology of religious emotionReligion in modern times : an interpretive anthologyPeter Berger and the study of religionPredicting religion : Christian, secular, and alternative futuresDiana, the making of a media saintGod and human dignity