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Module Reading List

Religion in Modern Britain, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Jasjit Singh
j.s.singh@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) chapter 5 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.

Knott, K (2009) ‘How to Study Religion in the Modern World’ In Woodhead et al Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformations . London: Routledge   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

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.

Stausberg, M and S Engler (eds) (2011), The Routledge handbook of research methods in the study of religion. London: Routledge

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 .   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

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 08/03/2019