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Religion in Sociological Perspective

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5th
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9781412982986

ISBN10:
1412982987
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Pub. Date:
6/9/2011
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SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

Religion in Sociological Perspective is an introduction to the sociology of religion core text, designed to present and illustrate the basic theories sociologists use to understand the social dimensions of religion. First and foremost, the authors seek to help students understand the perspective from which sociologists view religion. By the time students have finished this book, they should understand the central theories and methods of research in the sociology of religion, and they should have an idea of how to apply these analytical tools to new groups they encounter. The goal of this text is to be illustrative rather than all-encompassing. The Fifth Edition continues to draw on a wide range of perspectives. The text aims to help students recognize the contributions of various theoretical perspectives and the blind spots of each theory. Conflict, functional, social constructionist, and rational choice paradigms are used throughout the text. Various middle-range theories are also utilized to explore specific processes. Despite the effort to introduce many perspectives, however, we have made an effort to enhance integration of the text by using one framework throughout the book: the open systems model.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Sociology of Religion
What Do We Mean by the Term Religion?
a Scientific Perspective on Religion
The Complexity of Religious Systems: Integration and Conflict
The Role of Religion in Society: Macro Perspectives
Religious Experience, Symbol Systems, and World Views
Religion in the Lives of Individuals
Becoming and Being Religious
Conversion and Switching
Formation and Maintenance of Religious Organizations
Organized Religion: Churches, Sects, and ‚«£Cults‚«†
The Denominational Society
Religion and Social Inequality
Religion and Racism
Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
Religion, Inequality, and Social Activism
Social Change and Religious Adaptation
Secularization: Religion in Decline or in Transformation?
Religion Outside the (God) Box
Religion and Globalization
Epilogue: The Sociological Perspective on Religion: a Concluding Comment
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