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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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 20mm | 448g
  • 10 Aug 1998
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke
  • bibliography, index
  • 0333652231
  • 9780333652237

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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.

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