Sociology and the World's ReligionsHardback
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- Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
- Format: Hardback | 272 pages
- Dimensions: 141mm x 222mm x 26mm | 476g
- Publication date: 10 August 1998
- Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
- ISBN 10: 0333652223
- ISBN 13: 9780333652220
- Illustrations note: bibliography, index
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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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.
Table of contents
Acknowledgements Introduction Religion in Tribal Societies Hinduism Buddhism Chinese Religions: Confucianism and Taoism Judaism Christianity Islam Conclusion Bibliography Index