Sociology and the World's Religions

Sociology and the World's Religions

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Sociological and related studies of systems of religion tend to be fragmented. This book brings together and assesses a diverse range of substantive sociological, anthropological and social-psychological scholarship dealing with the broad spectrum of religious belief, experience and behaviour, from the work of anthropologists on the religions of tribal and pre-industrial peoples to explorations of the origins, development and impact of the great world religions.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 273 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 26mm | 510g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • biography
  • 0333652223
  • 9780333652220

About Malcolm B. Hamilton

MALCOLM B. HAMILTON is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Reading, where he teaches sociology and religion and social stratification. He is the author of The Sociology of Religion: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives, Class and Inequality: Comparative Perspectives and Democratic Socialism in Britain.

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Table of contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Religion in Tribal Societies Hinduism Buddhism Chinese Religions: Confucianism and Taoism Judaism Christianity Islam Conclusion Bibliography Index

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