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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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