Professor Linda Woodhead

Professor

Current Teaching

Between 2007 and 2012 I have been directing the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme, a £12m research investment which embraces 75 separate projects. This buys me out of undergraduate teaching, but I am still involved in PhD supervision.

Religions in the modern world: traditions and transformations
Partridge, C., Woodhead, L., Kawanami, H. expected in 2016 3rd ed. London : Routledge. 556 p. ISBN: 9780415858809, 9780415858816.
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Liberal religion and illiberal secularism
Woodhead, L. 2013 In: Religion in a liberal state. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9781107042032.
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Neither religious or secular: the British situation and it's implications for religious-state relations
Woodhead, L. 2013 In: Contesting secularism. Farnham : Ashgate ISBN: 9781409457404.
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God change
Chapman, M., Naguib, S., Woodhead, L. 2012 In: Religion and change in modern Britain. London : Routledge p. 173-195. 23 p. ISBN: 9780415575812. Electronic ISBN: 9780203130643 .
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Introduction
Woodhead, L. 2012 In: Religion and change in modern Britain. London : Routledge p. 1-33. 33 p. ISBN: 9780415575812 . Electronic ISBN: 9780203130643 .
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Judaism, Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism: post-war settlements
Bluck, R., Gilliat-Ray, S., Graham, D.J., Singh, G., Zavos, J., Woodhead, L. 2012 In: Religion and change in modern Britain . London : Routledge p. 85-149. 65 p. ISBN: 9780415575812. Electronic ISBN: 9780203130643 .
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Les differences de genre dans la pratique et la signification de la religion.
Woodhead, L. 2012 In: Travail, Genre et Sociétés. 202240, p. 33-54. 22 p.
Journal article

Religion and change in modern Britain
Woodhead, L., Catto, R. 2012 London : Routledge. 408 p. ISBN: 9780415575812. Electronic ISBN: 9780203130643 .
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'Our Choice, Our Freedom, Our Right': Muslim Women's Participation in the Controversy over Veiling
Woodhead, L. 2011 In: Politics, Religion and Gender. London : Routledge p. 150-176. 27 p.
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Five concepts of religion
Woodhead, L. 2011 In: International Review of Sociology . 21, 1, p. 121-143.
Journal article

Religion
Catto, R., Woodhead, L. 2011 In: Europe in a global context. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 103-115. 13 p. ISBN: 9780230285835 .
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Spirituality and Christianity: the unfolding of a tangled relationship
Woodhead, L. 2011 In: Religion, spirituality and everyday practice. Dordrecht : Springer p. 3-21. 19 p. ISBN: 9789400718180. Electronic ISBN: 9789400718197.
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"Religion or belief": identifying issues and priorities
Woodhead, L. 2010 EHRC, 61 p.
Working paper

A Sociology of Religious Emotion
Riis, O., Woodhead, L. 2010 Oxford : Oxford University Press. 270 p. ISBN: 9780199567607.
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Real Religion, Fuzzy Spirituality?: Taking Sides in the Sociology of Religion
Woodhead, L. 2010 In: Religions of Modernity . Leiden : Brill p. 31-48. 18 p.
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EHRC Research Report 48 ‘Religion or belief’: Identifying issues and priorities
Woodhead, L., Catto, R. 2009 Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Commissioned report

God and human dignity.
Soulen, R.K., Woodhead, L. 2009 Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans. 341 p. ISBN: 9780802833952.
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Old, new and emerging paradigms in the sociological study of religion.
Woodhead, L. 2009 In: Nordic Journal of Religion and Society. 22, 2, p. 103-121. 19 p.
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Religions in the Modern World (revised 2nd edition): Traditions and Transformations
Woodhead, L., Kawanami, H., Partridge, C. 2009 London and New York : Routledge. 549 p. ISBN: 9780415458917.
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Spirituality : public or private?
Woodhead, L. 2009 In: Religion: Public or Private?. Brill
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The muslim veil controversy and European values.
Woodhead, L. 2009 In: Swedish Missiological Themes. 97, 1, p. 89-105. 17 p.
Journal article

Gendering secularization theory.
Woodhead, L. 06/2008 In: Social Compass. 55, 2, p. 187-193. 7 p.
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Spirituality, gender and expressive selfhood.
Sointu, E., Woodhead, L. 06/2008 In: Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 47, 2, p. 259-276. 18 p.
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Secular privilege, religious disadvantage.
Woodhead, L. 03/2008 In: British Journal of Sociology. 59, 1, p. 53-58. 6 p.
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Gender Differences in Religious Practice and Significance.
Woodhead, L. 2007 In: The Sage Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore : Sage p. 550-570. 21 p.
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Lifting the veil on religion and identity.
Woodhead, L. 2007 In: The Edge. 24, p. 16-19. 4 p.
Journal article

Religion and Emotion.
Riis, O., Woodhead, L. 2007 In: Religion in Late Modernity. Trondheim : Tapir Academic Press p. 153-169. 17 p.
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Sex and Secularisation.
Woodhead, L. 2007 In: Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body. Oxford : Blackwell p. 230-244. 15 p.
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Why So Many Women in Holistic Spirituality?
Woodhead, L. 2007 In: The Sociology of Spirituality. Aldershot : Ahsgate p. 115-125. 11 p.
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Apophatic anthropology.
Woodhead, L.J.P., Soulen, K. 2006 In: God and human dignity.. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans p. 245-246. 2 p. ISBN: 9780802833952 (pbk.) 0802833950 (pbk.).
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Gender secularisation theory
Woodhead, L.J.P. 2005 In: Kvinder, Kon og Forskning (Women, Gender & Research). 1, 1-2, p. 24-35. 12 p.
Journal article

Gendering Secularisation Theory.
Woodhead, L. 2005 In: Kvinder, Køn og Forskning. 1, 1, p. 24-35. 12 p.
Journal article

Kendal, Cumbria : a spiritual laboratory
Heelas, P.L., Woodhead, L.J.P. 2005 In: Centre Words. 4, p. 17-26. 10 p.
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Sociological approaches to studying the global and local context of congregations
Woodhead, L.J.P. 2005 In: Studying local churches : a handbook. London : SCM p. 54-65. 12 p. ISBN: 0334029600.
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The Spiritual Revolution: Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality.
Heelas, P., Woodhead, L., Seel, B., Tusting, K., Szerszynski, B. 2005 Oxford : Blackwell. 204 p. ISBN: 1405119586.
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Why do Religious and Spiritual Movements Grow?
Woodhead, L. 2005 In: Big Questions in History. London : Jonathan Cape p. 167-174. 8 p.
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A very short introduction to christianity.
Woodhead, L. 2004 Oxford : Oxford University Press. 174 p. ISBN: 0192803220.
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An Introduction to Christianity.
Woodhead, L. 2004 In: An Introduction to Christianity. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 439 p. ISBN: 052145445X.
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Congregational studies: taking stock
Woodhead, L., Guest, M., Tusting, K. 2004 In: Congregational Studies in the UK. Aldershot : Ashgate p. 1-23. ISBN: 0754632881.
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Congregational studies in the UK: Christianity in a post-Christian context.
Guest, M., Tusting, K., Woodhead, L. 2004 Aldershot : Ashgate. 223 p. ISBN: 0754632881.
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God, gender and identity.
Woodhead, L.J.P. 2003 In: The gospel and gender. Studies in theology and sexuality. Sheffield : Continuum/Sheffield Academic Press p. 84-104. 21 p.
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Introduction.
Heelas, P., Woodhead, L., Davie, G. 2003 In: Predicting religion : Christian, secular, and alternative futures. Aldershot : Ashgate Publishing p. 1-14. 14 p. ISBN: 0754630099.
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Predicting religion : christian, secular and alternative futures.
Woodhead, L., Davie, G., Heelas, P. 2003 Aldershot : Ashgate. 253 p. ISBN: 0754630102.
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The kendal project : testing the 'spiritual revolution' thesis.
Heelas, P.L.F., Woodhead, L.J.P. 2003 In: Sociology Review. 13, 2, p. 18-21. 4 p.
Journal article

Christianity.
Woodhead, L. 2002 In: Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformations. London : Routledge p. 154-181. 28 p.
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Religions in the Modern World (1st edition): Traditions and Transformations
Woodhead, L., Fletcher, P., Kawanami, H., Smith, D.J. 2002 London and New York : Routledge. ISBN: 9780415217842.
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Studying religion and modernity.
Woodhead, L. 2002 In: Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformations. London : Routledge p. 1-12. 12 p.
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Women and religion.
Woodhead, L. 2002 In: Religions in the modern world : traditions and transformations. London : Routledge p. 332-356. 25 p.
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Christian origins.
Woodhead, L. 2001 In: International encyclopedia of the social and behavioural sciences. Amsterdam : Elsevier
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Homeless minds today?
Heelas, P.L.F., Woodhead, L. 2001 In: Peter Berger and the study of religion. London : Routledge p. 43-72. 30 p. ISBN: 0415215315.
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Liberal Christianity.
Woodhead, L. 2001 In: International encyclopedia of the social and behavioural sciences. Amsterdam : Elsevier
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Peter Berger and the study of religion.
Woodhead, L., Heelas, P.L.F., Martin, D. 2001 London : Routledge.
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Reinventing Christianity : nineteenth century contexts.
Woodhead, L. 2001 Aldershot : Ashgate.
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Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations
Woodhead, L., Fletcher, P., Kawanami, H., Smith, D. 2001 London : Routledge. ISBN: 9780203398494 0203398491.
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The impact of feminism on the sociology of religion : from gender-blindness to gendered difference.
Woodhead, L. 2001 In: The Blackwell companion to the study of religion. Oxford : Blackwell p. 67-84. 18 p.
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The turn to life in contemporary theology and spirituality.
Woodhead, L. 2001 In: Spirituality and society in the new millennium. Brighton : Sussex Academic Press p. 110-123. 14 p.
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Can women love Stanley Hauerwas? : pursuing an embodied theology.
Woodhead, L.J.P. 2000 In: Faithfulness and fortitude : a festschrift for Stanley Hauerwas. Edinburgh : T & T Clark p. 161-188. 28 p.
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Religion in modern times : an interpretive anthology.
Woodhead, L.J.P., Heelas, P.L.F. 2000 Oxford : Blackwell. 508 p.
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Theology and the fragmentation of the self.
Woodhead, L.J.P. 03/1999 In: International Journal of Systematic Theology. 1, 1, p. 53-72. 20 p.
Journal article

Diana, the making of a media saint
Richards, J., Wilson, S., Woodhead, L.J.P. 1999 London : I. B. Tauris,. 182 p. ISBN: 1860643884.
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Feminist theorlogy out of the ghetto?
Woodhead, L.J.P. 1999 In: Is there a future for feminist theology?. Sheffield : Sheffield University Press p. 198-206. 9 p. ISBN: 1850759634.
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Sophia or gnosis? Christianity and new age spirituality.
Woodhead, L.J.P. 1999 In: Where can wisdom be found?. Edinburgh : T & T Clark p. 263-278. 16 p.
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