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Professor Douglas James Davies - all publications

Authored book

  • Jupp, Peter C., Davies, Douglas J. Grainger, Hilary, Raeburn, Gordon & White, Stephen (2017). Cremation In Modern Scotland: History, Architecture and the Law. John Donald.
  • Davies, Douglas J. (2015). Mors Britannica: Lifestyle and Death-Style in Britain Today. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Davies, Douglas & Rumble, Hannah (2012). Natural Burial: Traditional-Secular Spiritualities and Funeral Innovation. London: Continuum.
  • Davies, Douglas J. (2011). Emotion, Identity, and Religion: Hope, Reciprocity, and Otherness. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Davies, Douglas J. (2010). Joseph Smith, Jesus, and Satanic Opposition: Atonement, Evil and the Mormon Vision. Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Davies, D. J. (2008). The Theology of Death. London: T&T Clark.
  • Davies, D. J. & Guest, M. J. (2007). Bishops, Wives and Children: Spiritual Capital Across the Generations. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Davies, D. J. (2004). A Brief History of Death. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Davies, D. J. (2003). An Introduction to Mormonism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Davies, D. J. (2002). Anthropology and Theology. Oxford: Berg.
  • Davies DJ (2000). The Mormon Culture of Salvation. Routledge.
  • Davies DJ (1997). Death Ritual and Belief The Rhetoric of Funerary Rites. Bloomsbury.
  • Davies DJ & Alastair Shaw (1995). Reusing Old Graves: A Report on Popular British Attitudes. Shaw and Sons.

Edited book

  • Davies, Douglas James & Park, Chang-Won (2012). Emotion, Identity and death: Mortality Across Disciplines. Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Davies, Douglas J. & Mates, Lewis H. (2005). Encyclopedia of Cremation. London: Ashgate.
  • Davies, D. J., Cameron, H., Richter, P. & Ward, F. (2005). Studying Local Churches: A Handbook. London: SCM Press.

Chapter in book

  • Davies, D. (Published). Ethics of Cremation and Religion. In Handbook on cremation commemorative publications for the 75th anniversary of the International Cremation Federation. Lichtner, R. Fachverlag des deautschen Bestattungsgewerbes. 55-73.
  • Davies, Douglas J. (Published). Salvation, Death and Nature as Grace. In Alternative Salvations. Bacon, Hannah & Dossett, Wendy Bloomsbury Academic. 85-96.
  • Davies, Douglas J (2018). Anthropology and Theology: Fugues of Thought and Action. In Theologicallyu Engaged Anthopology. Lemons, J. Derrick Oxford University Press. 194-210.
  • Davies, Douglas (2018). The death turn: interdisciplinarity, mourning and material culture. In The Materiality of Mourning: Cross-disciplinary perspectives. Newby, Zahra & Toulson, Ruth E. Routledge. 245-260.
  • Davies, Douglas (2015). Emotions, Grief, and Reality-Unreality in Human Mortality. In Death and Mortality: From Individual to Communal Perspectives. Hakola, Outi, Heinämaa, Sara & Phihlström, Sami Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. 10-31.
  • Davies, Douglas J. (2015). Immortality. In The Role of Death in Life: A Multidisciplinary Examination of the Relationship between Life and Death. Behr,John & Cunningham, Conor Cascade Books. 31-44.
  • Davies, Douglas J. (2010). Geographies of the Spirit World. In The Matter of Death, Space, Place and Materiality. Hockey, Jenny., Komaromy, Carol. & Woodthorpe, Kate. Basingstoke.: Palgrave Macmillan. 208 - 222.
  • Davies, Douglas J. (2009). Baptism for the dead; Cremation: Cremation Movements. In Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Condition. Bryant, Clifton & Peck, Dennis L. Los Angeles: Sage. 98 -101, 232 - 237, 237 - 241.
  • Davies, Douglas J. (2009). Christ in Mormonism. In Hammer, Olav. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 170 -189.
  • Davies, Douglas J. (2009). Dying in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition. In The Study of Dying. Kellehear, Alan. Cambridge.: Cambridge University Press. 233 - 252.
  • Davies, Douglas J. (2009). Superplausibility in Life and Death. In Religionssociologi i brytningstider. Bremborg, Anna Davidsson et al. Lund, Sweden: Lund University. 13 - 28.
  • Davies, Douglas J. (2009). Visions, Revelations and Courage in Joseph Smith. In Joseph Smith Jnr. Reappraisals after Two Centuries. Nelson, Reid L. & Givens, Terryl L. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 129 - 142.
  • Davies, D. J. (2008). Cultural Intensification: A Theory for religion. In Religion and the individual: belief, practice, identity. Day, Abby Aldershot: Ashgate. 7-18.
  • Davies, Douglas J. (2008). Resurrection and Immortality of the Soul. In Death our Future. Jupp, Peter C. London: Epworth. 82 - 92.
  • Davies, D. J. (2007). The invention of sacred tradition: Mormonism. In The Invention of Sacred Tradition. Lewis, J. R. & Hammer, O. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 56-75.
  • Davies, D. J. (2006). Inner Speech and Religious Traditions. In Theorizing Religion. Beckford, J. A. & Walliss, J. Aldershot: Ashgate. 211-223.
  • Davies, D. J. (2005). Forms of Disposal. In Death and Religion in a Changing World. Garces-Foley, K. New York: M. E. Sharpe. 228-245.
  • Davies, D. J. (2004). Priests, parish and people reconceiving a relationship. In Congregational studies in the UK Christianity in a post-Christian context. Guest, M., Tusting, K. & Woodhead, L. Aldershot: Ashgate. 153-168.
  • Davies, D. J. (2004). Time, Place and Mormon Sense of Self. In Religion, Identity and Change. Colemand, S. & Collins, P. Aldershot: Ashgate. 107-118.
  • Davies, D. J. (2001). Health morality and sacrifice the sociology of disasters. In The Blackwell companion to sociology of religion. Fenn, R. K. Oxford: Blackwell. 404-417.
  • Davies DJ (1995). 'Rebounding Vitality: Resurrection and Spirit in Luke-Acts'. The Bible in Human Society (eds) M.D. Carroll, D. Clines and P. Davies. In

Journal Article

  • Davies, Douglas J. (2020). Dividual identity in grief theories, palliative and bereavement care. Palliative Care and Social Practice 14: 1-12.
  • Davies, Douglas & Thate, Michael (2017). Monstrosities: Religion, Identity and Belief. Religions 8(6): 102.
  • Davies, Douglas J. (2008). Death, Immortality, and Sir James Frazer. Mortality Vol. 13.(No, 3.): 287-296.
  • Davies, D. J. (2007). Mormon History, Text, Colour and Rites. Journal of Religious History 31(3): 305-315.