The Sociology of Religion

Author: Werner Stark
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780415175432
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Islam and the Integration of Society

Author: William Montgomery Watt
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415175876
Format: PDF
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Ths book is one of the most important to explore the formation of Islamic thought and civilisation. William Montgomery Watt made an outstanding contribution to Islamic scholarship.

Soc Relign Pt4 Typ Rel Ils 82

Author: Werner Stark
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136230943
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Soc Relign Pt2 Sec Relg Ils 80

Author: Werner Stark
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136238220
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion

Author: Bryan S. Turner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444320794
Format: PDF
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Reflecting the very latest developments in the field, the New Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of religion with a clear emphasis on comparative and historical approaches. Covers major debates in secularization theory, rational choice theory, feminism and the body Takes a multidisciplinary approach, covering history, sociology, anthropology, and religious studies International in its scope, covering American exceptionalism, Native American spirituality, and China, Europe, and Southeast Asia Offers discussions on the latest developments, including "megachurches", spirituality, post-secular society and globalization

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

Author: Peter Clarke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199279791
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An expert team of international scholars provide fifty-one essays as entry points into the sociological study and understanding of religion and in-depth surveys into its changing forms and content in the contemporary world. Issues discussed range from ecology to law, art to cognitive science, crime to health care.

An Invitation to Sociology of Religion

Author: Associate Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135948178
Format: PDF
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This book intends to serve as a conversational, colorful, engaging, and provocative introduction to the sociology of religion for undergraduates. Written in lively prose, this volume aims to introduce students to the major themes, problems and goals of the sociological study of religion while also summoning the sense of wonder and curiosity for the enterprise itself.

Foundations and Futures in the Sociology of Religion

Author: Luke Doggett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351607383
Format: PDF
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Since the sociology of religion became recognised as a distinct sub-discipline over the last century, the dominance of approaches taking their inspiration from the sociological classics has increasingly been challenged. Empirical findings have brought the notion of secularisation into question; and theorists have sought to deconstruct how we think of ‘religion.’ This collection appraises the continuing influence of the foundational approaches and places these in relation to newly emerging directions in the field. The book is divided into four sections, each section containing one ‘foundational’ chapter written by an established academic followed by two ‘futures’ chapters contributed by emerging scholars in the sub-discipline. These chapters complement one another by placing the overview of future directions in the context of a survey of the development of the sociology of religion over the last century. Topics discussed in these chapters include lived religion, sexuality, ritual, religion and the media. Combining erudite examinations of the British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group’s work so far with explorations of the future directions its research might take, this book is vital reading for any scholar whose work combines religious studies and sociology.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

Author: Inger Furseth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351958666
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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 political leaders use religion for their own purposes? Do all religions oppress women? These are some of the questions addressed in this book. 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.

David Martin and the Sociology of Religion

Author: Hans Joas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351188933
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David Martin is a pioneer of a political sociology of religion that integrates a combined analysis of nationalism and political religions with the history of religion. He was one of the first critics of the so-called secularization thesis, and his historical orientation makes him one of the few outstanding scholars who have continued the work begun by Max Weber and Emile Durkheim. This collection provides the first scholarly overview of his hugely influential work and includes a chapter written by David Martin himself. Starting with an introduction that contextualises David Martin’s theories on the sociology of religion, both currently and historically, this volume aims to cover David Martin’s lifework in its entirety. An international panel of contributors sheds new light on his studies of particular geographical areas (Britain, Latin America, Scandinavia) and on certain systematic fields (secularization, violence, music, Pentecostalism, the relation between sociology and theology). David Martin’s concluding chapter addresses the critical points raised in response to his theories. This book addresses one of the key figures in the development of the sociology of religion, and as such it will be of great interest to all scholars of the sociology of religion.