The new Blackwell companion to the sociology of religion / edited by Bryan S. Turner.

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  • Sociology of religion
  • Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell 2010
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xvii, 691 pages ; 26 cm.
  • 9781405188524 (hbk.)
  • 1405188529 (hbk.)
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: Mapping the sociology of religion / Bryan S. Turner -- Part I: The foundations -- The sociology of religion : the foundations / Andrew McKinnon -- Durkheim and after : religion, culture, and politics / William Ramp -- The functional theory of religion / Victor Lidz -- Recent developments in the anthropology of religion / Simon Coleman -- Part II: From secularization to resacralisation -- Secularization / Steve Bruce -- American exceptionalism? / John Torpey -- Resacralization / Grace Davie -- Part III: New developments -- Rational choice and the sociology of religion / David Lehmann -- The religious habitus : embodiment, religion, and sociological theory / Philip Mellor and Chris Shilling -- Women, religions, and feminisms / Fang-Long Shih -- Part IV: Institutionalization : old and new forms -- New research on megachurches : non-denominationalism and sectarianism / Steven Ellingson -- The sociology of spirituality : reflections on a problematic endeavour / Matthew Wood -- Arguing against darwinism : religion, science, and public morality / Michael Evans and John Evans -- Part V: Sociology of comparative religions -- The sociology of early Christianity : from history to theory, and back again / Joseph Bryant -- Judaism : covenant, pluralism, and piety / Alan Mittleman -- Sociology and anthropology of Islam : a critical debate / Gabriele Marranci -- Approaches to the study of Buddhism / Catherine Newell -- Sociology of Hinduism / Patrap Kumar Penumala -- Religious awakening in China under communist rule : a political economy approach / Fenggang Yang -- Native American religious traditions : a sociological approach / Dennis Kelly -- Part VI: Globalization -- Globalization and the sociology of religion / Lionel Obadia -- Pentecostalism and Charismatic movements in a global perspective / Afe Adogame -- Fundamentalism / Richard T. Antoun -- Religion, media, and and globalization / Jeremy Stolow -- Toward a sociology of religious commodification / Pattana Kitiarsa -- Women and piety movements / Rachel Rinaldo -- Religion and nationalism : a critical re-examination / Geneviáeve Zubrzycki -- Part VII: The future of religion -- The future of religion / Andrew Wernick -- Religion in post-secular society / Bryan S. Turner.
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  • Reflecting the latest developments in the field, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of religion with a clear emphasis on comparative and historical approaches. It covers major debates in secularization theory, rational choice theory, feminism, and the body.

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