The Sociology of Religion

Author: Werner Stark
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780415175913
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Soc Relign Pt3 Uni Chur Ils 81

Author: Werner Stark
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135034532
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Published in 1998, Soc Relign Pt3: Uni Chur IIs 81 is a valuable contribution to the field of Sociology & Social Policy.

Sociological Theory and the Question of Religion

Author: Dr Andrew McKinnon
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409465535
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Religion lies near the heart of the classical sociological tradition, yet it no longer occupies the same place within the contemporary sociological enterprise. This relative absence has left sociology under-prepared for thinking about religion’s continuing importance in new issues, movements, and events in the twenty-first century. This book seeks to address this lacunae by offering a variety of theoretical perspectives on the study of religion that bridge the gap between mainstream concerns of sociologists and the sociology of religion. Following an assessment of the current state of the field, the authors develop an emerging critical perspective within the sociology of religion with particular focus on the importance of historical background. Re-assessing the themes of aesthetics, listening and different degrees of spiritual self-discipline, the authors draw on ethnographic studies of religious involvement in Norway and the UK. They highlight the importance of power in the sociology of religion with help from Pierre Bourdieu, Marx and Critical Discourse Analysis. This book points to emerging currents in the field and offers a productive and lively way forward, not just for sociological theory of religion, but for the sociology of religion more generally.

Readings in the Sociology of Religion

Author: Joan Brothers
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483186091
Format: PDF
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Readings in the Sociology of Religion is a collection of articles that examines the sociological aspects of religion. The title discusses the contemporary theories, concept, and studies about the sociology of religion. The text first details the concept of sociology of religion, along with the relationship between religion and sociological theory. Next, the selection covers the theoretical development of the sociology of religion and Weber's sociological theory, as well as the modern dilemma of value and belief in the social sciences. The last part tackles the types of research in sociology of religion. The book will be of great interest to sociologists and behavioral scientists. Individuals who have a keen interest in the interaction between religion and society will also benefit from the text.

Islam and the Integration of Society

Author: W. Montgomery Watt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134685416
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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.

Weberian Sociological Theory

Author: Randall Collins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521314268
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A new interpretation of Weberian sociology, showing its relevance to current world isues.

Holy Nations and Global Identities

Author: Annika Hvithamar
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004178287
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Combining the insights of scholars from the fields of religion, history, sociology and political science this book brings together genuine theoretical explorations and original case studies on civil religion, nationalism and globalization.

The Sociology of Religion

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

Religion in Today s World

Author: Melissa M. Wilcox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317796640
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Religion is a major force in contemporary society. It is also one of the least understood social and political influences on individuals and communities. In this innovative collection of original essays and classic readings, experts explore the significance of contemporary religiosity: as a source of meaning and motivation, how it unites and divides us, and how it is used politically and culturally. Readers will be introduced to the broad debates in ways that will equip them to analyze, discuss, and make their own judgments about religion and society. This book should be read by anyone interested in understanding religion as a central source of meaning and politics, and is ideally suited for undergraduate teaching on religion and social issues and from a global perspective.