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. The book will have particular appeal not only in the fields of sociology, social anthropology, but also religious studies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 281 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20mm | 448g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • biography
  • 0333652231
  • 9780333652237

Table of contents

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

About Malcolm B. Hamilton

Malcolm B. Hamilton is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Reading.show more