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Module Reading List

Religion in Modern Britain, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Caroline Starkey
c.starkey@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Core Texts .

Two course texts will be used throughout the module and will be invaluable throughout your studies as introductions. The first is:

 

Woodhead and Catto (2012) (Eds.) Religion and change in modern Britain . London: Routledge (there are several copies of this in the University Library, and it is also available as an e-book).

 

In addition, this text will also be extremely useful. It is available in the library, including as an e-book).

Woodhead et al. (eds.) (2009) Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformations London: Routledge.

 

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Encyclopaedias

The following encyclopaedias, among others, are available in Leeds University Libraries and will be useful for background reading on various issues:

An encyclopaedia of religions

The Encyclopaedia of Islam.

Encyclopaedia Judaica.

 

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General

Badham, P. (ed.) (1989) Religion, state, and society in modern Britain . Lampeter: Edward Mellen Press.

Berger, P.L. (1990 [1967]) The Sacred Canopy . New York: Doubleday.

Boyer, P. (2001) Religion explained : the human instincts that fashion gods, spirits and ancestors , London: Heinemann.

Brown, C. (2006) Religion and society in twentieth-century Britain , New York: Longman.

Bruce, S. (1995) Religion in modern Britain . Oxford: O.U.P.

Davie, G. (2000) Religion in modern Europe : a memory mutates . Oxford: O.U.P.

Davie, G. (1994) Religion in Britain since 1945 : believing without belonging . Oxford: Blackwell.

Davie, G. (2007) The sociology of religion . London: Sage.

Hammond, P. (ed.) (1985) The sacred in a secular age : toward revision in the scientific study of religion . Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Hinnells, J. (Ed.), (2010) The Penguin handbook of the world's living religions . London/New York: Routledge.

Luckmann, T. (1967) The invisible religion : the problem of religion in modern society . New York: MacMillan.

Thomas, T. (ed.) (1988) The British : their religious beliefs and practices 1800-1986 . London: Routledge.

Turner, B.S. (1991) Religion and social theory . London: Sage.

Wilson, B. (1992) Religion : contemporary issues : the All Souls seminars in the sociology of religion . Oxford: Clarendon Press.

 

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Studying Religion

Aldridge, A (2013) Religion in the contemporary world : a sociological introduction . Cambridge: Polity

Bryman, A. (2008) Social research methods . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chryssides, G. & Geaves, R. (2007) The study of religion : an introduction to key ideas and methods London: Continuum.

Flood, G. (1999). Beyond phenomenology : rethinking the study of religion . London: Cassell.

Gregg, S and L. Scholefield (2015) Engaging with living religion : a guide to fieldwork in the study of religion . London:Routledge

Hinnells, J. (Ed.), The Routledge companion to the study of religion . London/New York: Routledge.

Knott, K. (2005). Insider/Outsider Perspectives. In J. Hinnells (Ed.), The Routledge companion to the study of religion . London/New York: Routledge.

May, T. (2001). Social research : issues, methods and process . Buckingham: Open University Press.

Sharpe, E. J. (1986). Comparative religion : a history (Second ed.). London: Duckworth.

Sutcliffe, S. J. (Ed.) (2004). Religion : empirical studies : a collection to mark the 50th anniversary of the British Association for the Study of Religion Aldershot, Hants.: Ashgate Publishing Limited. 

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Gender

King, L., 1989, Women and Spirituality: voices of protest and promise , Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Levitt, M. (2003) ‘Where are the Men and Boys? The Gender Imbalance in the Church of England’, Journal of contemporary religion , 18 (1).

Pateman, C. (1993) The sexual contract , Cambridge, Polity.

Woodhead, L. (2008) ‘Gendering Secularization Theory’ Social Compass 55 (187)

 

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Secularisation

Berger, P. (1967) The sacred canopy . New York: Doubleday.

Brown, C. (2001) The Death of Christian Britain . London: Routledge.

Bruce, S. (2002) God is dead : secularization in the West . Oxford: Blackwell.

Fox, J. (2010) ‘Secularisation’. In Hinnells, J. (ed.) The Routledge companion to the study of religion , London and New York: Routledge, pp. 307-320. Second edition.

 

 

Hamnett, I. (ed.) (1990) Religious pluralism and unbelief : studies critical and comparative . London: Routledge.

Martin, D. and Catto, R. (2012) ‘The religious and the secular’. In. Woodhead and Catto (eds.) Religion and change in modern Britain . London: Routledge

 

 

Wilson, B. (1985) ‘Secularisation, the Inherited Model’, in Hammond, P. E., The sacred in a secular age : toward revision in the scientific study of religion , Berkeley: California.

Wolfe, J. (1994) ‘How Many Ways to God? Christians and Religious Pluralism’, The growth of religious diversity : Britain from 1945 , (ed.) G. Parsons, London: Routledge. 

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Diaspora, Migration and Identity

Knott, K. (2010) 'The Religions of South Asian Communities in Britain'. In Hinnells, J. (Ed.) The Penguin handbook of the world's living religions . London/New York: Routledge.

Hinnells, J. (2010) 'The Study of Diaspora Religion' In Hinnells, J. (Ed.) The Penguin handbook of the world's living religions . London/New York: Routledge.

McLoughlin, S. (2010) 'Religion and Diaspora'. In Hinnells, J. (eds) The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion , London and New York: Routledge, pp. 558-580. Second edition .

Parsons, G. (ed.) (1993) The growth of religious diversity : Britain from 1945 . Vol. I. London: Routledge

Parsons, G. (ed.) (1994) The growth of religious diversity : Britain from 1945 . Vol. II: Issues. London: Routledge.

 

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Christianity

Brierley, P., and Sanger, G. (eds.), (1999), Religious trends : UK Christian handbook. No.2, 2000/01 millennium edition , London: Christian Research.

Hastings, A. (2001) A history of English Christianity 1920-2000 London: SCM Press.

Hornsby Smith, M. (1999) Catholics in England 1950-2000 : historical and sociological perspectives . London: Cassell.

Hornsby Smith, M. (1991) Roman Catholics in England : studies in social structure since the Second World War . Cambridge: C.U.P.

Hornsby Smith, M. (1989) The changing parish : a study of parishes, priests and parishioners after Vatican II . London: Routledge.

Jenkins, P. (2003) The next Christendom : the coming of global Christianity , Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jenkins, T. (1999) Religion in English everyday life : an ethnographic approach . Oxford: Bergahn Books.

Parsons, G. (1989) ‘The Rise of Religious Pluralism in the Church of England’, Religion, state, and society in modern Britain , (ed.) P. Badham, Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press.

 

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Judaism

Background:

Cohn-Sherbok, D. (2003) Judaism : history, belief, and practice , London: Routledge.

De Lange, N. (2000) An introduction to Judaism , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Donin, H.H., (1980) To pray as a Jew : a guide to the prayer book and the synagogue service , New York: Basic Books.

Goldberg, D. and Rayner, J.D. (1989) The Jewish people : their history and their religion , Harmondsworth: Penguin Books.

Levine, L.I. (2000) The ancient synagogue : the first thousand years , New Haven: Yale University Press.

Meek, H.A. (1985) The synagogue , London: Phaidon.

Judaism in Britain:

Alderman, G. (1998) Modern British Jewry , Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Endelman, T. M., “English Jewish History”, in: Modern Judaism 11 (1991), 91-109 (journal available in electronic format via catalogue of University of Leeds’ library)

Kershen, A.J. (ed.) (1997) London, the promised land? : the migrant experience in a capital city , Aldershot: Avebury.

Kershen, A.J. (2005) Strangers, aliens, and Asians : Huguenots, Jews, and Bangladeshis in Spitalfields, 1660-2000 , London: Routledge.

Kushner, T. (2008) Anglo-Jewry since 1066 : place, locality and memory , Manchester: Manchester University Press.

 

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Hinduism

Background:

Knott, K. (2000) Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction Oxford: OUP.

Hinduism in Britain:

Burghart, R. (ed.) (1987) Hinduism in Great Britain : the perpetuation of religion in an alien cultural milieu . London: Tavistock.

Vertovec, S. (2000) The Hindu diaspora : comparative patterns London: Routledge.

 

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Buddhism

Background:

Keown, D. (2000) Buddhism : a very short introduction , OUP

Buddhism in Britain:

Almond, P. (1988) The British discovery of Buddhism Cambridge: CUP.

 

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Sikhism

Background:

Nesbitt, E. (2005) Sikhism : a very short introduction , OUP

Cole, W.O. (2005) Understanding sikhism , Dunedin Press

Sikhism in Britain:

Singh G. & Singh Tatla, D. (2000) Sikhs in Britain : an annotated bibliography , Zed Books.

 

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Islam

Background:

Brown, D. (2004) A New Introduction to Islam . Oxford: Blackwell

Said, E. (1978). Orientalism . Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Shepard, W. (2009) Introducing Islam . London and New York: Routledge.

Waines, D. (2003) An introduction to Islam . 2nd Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Islam in Britain:

Abbas, T. (2005) Muslim Britain : communities under pressure . London: Zed.

Ansari, H. (2002) The "infidel" within : the history of Muslims in Britain, 1800 to the present London: Hurst.

Ballard, R. (ed.) (1994) Desh Pardesh : the South Asian presence in Britain . London: Hurst

Gilliat-Ray, S. (2010) Muslims in Britain : an introduction . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lewis, P. (1994) Islamic Britain . London: I.B. Taurus.

Lewis, P. (2007) Young, British, and Muslim . London: Continuum

New Religious Movements and the New Age:

Clarke, P. (2005) New religious movements in global perspective : a study of religious change in the modern world London: Routledge

Heelas, P. (1996) The New Age movement : the celebration of the self and the sacralization of modernity . Oxford: Blackwell.

 

This list was last updated on 01/02/2017