9780754656586

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

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  • ISBN13:

    9780754656586

  • ISBN10:

    0754656586

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2016-03-02
  • Publisher: Ashgate (AGH)

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Summary

Is it true that religion is weakening in modern times, or are we facing religious resurgence? What is fundamentalism? How does it emerge and grow? What role does religion play in ethnic and national conflicts? Is religion a fundamental driving force or do

Table of 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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