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

Other titles
  • Sociology of religion
Published
  • Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell 2010
Physical description
691 p.; 26cm.
ISBN
  • 9781405188524 (hbk.)
  • 1405188529 (hbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
  • specialized
  • Specialized.
Contents
  • Mapping the sociology of religion / Bryan S. Turner -- Section A: The foundations -- The sociology of religion : the foundations / Andrew McKinnon -- Durkheim and after : religion, culture and politics / William Ramp -- Recent developments in sociology / Victor Lidz -- Recent developments in the anthropology of religion / Simon M. Coleman -- Section B: From secularization to re-sacralisation -- Secularization / Steve Bruce -- American exceptionalism / John Torpey -- Resacralization / Grace Davie -- Section C: New developments -- Rational choice and its critics / David Lehmann -- The religious habitus : embodiment, religion and sociological theory / Chris Shilling and Philip Mellor -- Women, religions and feminisms / Fang-Long Shih -- Section D: 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 / John Evans and Michael Evans -- Section E: Sociology of comparative religions -- Sociology of Christianity / Joseph Bryant -- Judaism : covenant, pluralism, and piety / Alan Mittleman -- Sociology of Islam / Gabriele Marranci -- Sociology 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 Indian traditions : a sociological approach / Dennis Kelly -- Section F: 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 -- Religious commodification / Pattana Kitiarsa -- Women and piety movements / Rachel Rowland -- Religion and nationalism : a critical re-examination / Genevieve Zubrzycki -- Section G: The future of religion -- The future of religion : Rorty and Vattimo / Andrew Wernick -- Religion in post-secular society / Bryan S. Turner.
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Language
  • English
  • 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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