Religion in Society: A Sociology of Religion

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004 - Social Science - 387 pages
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This book offers a sound analysis of religion as a social institution that is interdependent and in constant interaction with other societal units. It helps readers understand the role and function of religion in society that occur "regardless" of anyone's claims about the truth or falsity of religious systems. Balanced and unbiased, it shows the sociology of religion as a subject that is rich and bountiful. 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; readers will encounter major discussions of Islam and other non-Western religions. For sociologists, clergy, and researchers in the fields of religion and religious studies.

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Love this book. Taking a sociology of religion course and this book is very good. It skims over some things but if it didn't it would have to be 216545165165465 pages long. Read full review

Contents

Central Sociological Assumptions
3
A Formal Definition of Religion
12
Notes
18
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