Religion in Sociological Perspective

Religion in Sociological Perspective

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This book should be of interest to undergraduate courses in the sociology of religion and religion in society courses. It presents the theories and research methods used to understand the issues and social dimensions of religion. Using an eclectic approach, he helps students recognize the contributions of various theoretical perspectives and the blindspots of each.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 425 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 860g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • bibliography, index
  • 0534121020
  • 9780534121020

Table of contents

Section I: Introduction to the sociology of religion. Section II: The complexity of religious systems: integrative and conflictual processes. Section III: Becoming and remaining faithful. Section IV: Formation and maintenance of religious organizations. Section V: Religion and social inequality. Section VI: Religion and prejudice: racism and sexism. Section VII: Social change and religious adaptation. Epilogue: the sociological perspective on religion: a concluding comment.show more

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