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

  • Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell 2010
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1 online resource (711 p.)
  • 1-78268-544-8
  • 1-282-55016-0
  • 9786612550164
  • 1-4051-9748-X
  • 1-4443-2078-5
  • 1-4443-2079-3
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • English
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • the new blackwell companion to The Sociology Of Religion; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Introduction: Mapping the Sociology of Religion; Part I: The Foundations; 1: The Sociology of Religion: The Foundations; 2: Durkheim and After: Religion, Culture, and Politics; 3: The Functional Theory of Religion; 4: Recent Developments in the Anthropology of Religion; Part II: From Secularization to Resacralization; 5: Secularization; 6: American Exceptionalism?; 7: Resacralization; Part III: New Developments; 8: Rational Choice and the Sociology of Religion
  • 9: The Religious Habitus: Embodiment, Religion, and Sociological Theory10: Women, Religions, and Feminisms; Part IV: Institutionalization: Old and New Forms; 11: New Research on Megachurches: Non-denominationalism and Sectarianism; 12: The Sociology of Spirituality: Reflections on a Problematic Endeavor; 13: Arguing against Darwinism: Religion, Science, and Public Morality; Part V: Sociology of Comparative Religions; 14: The Sociology of Early Christianity: From History to Theory, and Back Again; 15: Judaism: Covenant, Pluralism, and Piety
  • 16: Sociology and Anthropology of Islam: A Critical Debate17: Approaches to the Study of Buddhism; 18: Sociology of Hinduism; 19: Religious Awakening in China under Communist Rule: A Political Economy Approach; 20: Native American Religious Traditions: A Sociological Approach; Part VI: Globalization; 21: Globalization and the Sociology of Religion; 22: Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements in a Global Perspective; 23: Fundamentalism; 24: Religion, Media, and Globalization; 25: Toward a Sociology of Religious Commodification; 26: Women and Piety Movements
  • 27: Religion and Nationalism: A Critical Re-examinationPart VII: The Future of Religion; 28: The Future of Religion; 29: Religion in a Post-secular Society; Index
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  • Reflecting the very latest developments in the field, the New Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of religion with a clear emphasis on comparative and historical approaches.Covers major debates in secularization theory, rational choice theory, feminism and the bodyTakes a multidisciplinary approach, covering history, sociology, anthropology, and religious studiesInternational in its scope, covering American exceptionalism, Native American spirituality, and China, Europe, and Southeast AsiaOffers discussions on the latest developments, inc

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