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Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

Paperback|Aug 2006
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What is fundamentalism? What role does religion play in ethnic and national conflicts? Do all religions oppress women? These are some of the questions addressed in this text, which provides an overview of sociologial theories of contemporary religious life.


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What is fundamentalism? What role does religion play in ethnic and national conflicts? Do all religions oppress women? These are some of the questions addressed in this text, which provides an overview of sociologial theories of contemporary religious life.
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Contents: Foreword; Sociological perspectives on religion; Religion as a phenomenon - definitions and dimensions; Classical sociologists and their theories of religion; Religion in contemporary sociology and cultural analysis; The great narratives: modernity, postmodernity, secularization, and globalization; Religion in the public sphere; Individual religiosity; Religious organizations and movements; Religion, social unity, and conflict; Race, ethnicity, and religion; Religion and gender; Sociology, theology, and religious faith; Bibliography; Index.
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An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion provides an overview of sociological theories of contemporary religious life. Some chapters are organized according to topic. Others offer brief presentations of classical and contemporary sociologists from Karl Marx to Zygmunt Bauman and their perspectives on social life, including religion. Throughout the book, illustrations and examples are taken from several religious traditions.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 255005
  • Product Code 0754656586
  • EAN 9780754656586
  • Pages 252
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Aug 2006
  • Dimensions 246 x 174 x 15mm
  • Weight 0.544kg
  • Foreword; Sociological Perspectives On Religion; Religion As A Phenomenon - Definitions And Dimensions; Classical Sociologists And Their Theories Of Religion; Religion In Contemporary Sociology And Cultural Analysis; The Great Narratives: Modernity, Postmodernity, Secularization, And Globalization; Religion In The Public Sphere; Individual Religiosity; Religious Organizations And Movements; Religion, Social Unity, And Conflict; Race, Ethnicity, And Religion; Religion And Gender; Sociology, Theology, And Religious Faith; Bibliography; Index.

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