Religion in Society : A Sociology of Religion
For junior/senior-level courses in Religion and Society in departments of Sociology and Religious Studies.Using an unbiased, balanced approach, the 7th edition of this text continues to offer a sound analysis of religion as a social institution that is interdependent and in constant interaction with other societal units. It helps students understand the role and function of religion in society that occur regardless of anyone's claims about the truth or falsity of religious systems. The focus is on American religious institutions, but includes many examples of the interaction of religion and society in other cultures both historic and contemporary; students will encounter major discussions of Islam and other non-Western religions.
- Paperback | 400 pages
- 151.9 x 232.7 x 18.5mm | 494.42g
- 19 Sep 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 7th edition
Table of contents
I. INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION. 1. The Sociological Perspective. 2. The Sources of Religion. 3. Religion as a Group Phenomenon. 4. Becoming Religious. II. RELIGION AS SOCIAL ORGANIZATION. 5. The Church-Sect Continuum of Religious Organization. 6. Religious Conflict. III. RELIGION IN SOCIETY. 7. Religion and Politics. 8. Religious Fundamentalism. 9. Religion and the Economy. 10. Religion and the Class System. 11. Women and Religion. IV. RELIGION IN AMERICA. 12. Major Historical Developments. 13. Black and Native American Religion in America. 14. Denominational Society. 15. The Future of Religion. Index.