01: Last issue we neglected to mention the winter issue of Sociology of Religion, which was devoted to ” Religion and Globalization at the Turn of the Millennium.”
It may sound very academic, yet the articles discuss trends that will likely shape most religious institutions in the future. The issue features articles on Islam, civil religion, evangelical missions, Russian Orthodoxy and Brazilian Catholicism and how these faiths and institutions are changed and challenged as the world grows closer together.
Especially noteworthy is sociologist Jose Casanova’s opening and in-depth article which suggests that “transnational” religions, such as Islam, Catholicism and Pentecostalism, will play an increasingly prominent role in creating “collective identitites” in the new global world.
The issue costs $15 and is available from: Association for the Sociology of Religion, 3520 Wiltshire Dr., Holiday, FL 34691-1239.
02: Shopping for Faith: American Religion in the New Millennium, by RW editor Richard Cimino and Don Lattin, is now in paperback.
The book, which fleshes out many of the trends digested in RW through real life accounts, is also updated. The cover price is $15.95 but we are offering it to RW readers for only $12 (postage and handling included).
For a copy, make out your payment to Religion Watch and send to: P.O. Box 652, North Bellmore, NY 11710.