Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments

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Rowman Altamira, 2002 - Social Science - 365 pages
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Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments charts changes in the sociology of religion without ignoring the continuing relevance of Weber, Durkheim, and Marx. Veteran sociologists Christiano, Swatos, and Kivisto address both the foundations and the profound changes in the field, placing new conceptions against their historical background. Charts, pictures, down-to-earth examples, and a readable style keep the history and new developments within the reach of undergraduates. Instructors who want to give their students a current and comprehensive overview of the field should take a look at Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments. Visit Kevin Christiano's web page Learn more about Peter Kivisto at the Augustana College Sociology Department page
  

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A fascinating overview of the current state of sociology of religion. While not comprehensive, it covers a lot of ground and delves into a few specific cases. Particularly interesting for me are ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Kevin J. Christiano is associate professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame. Over two decades he has published research on such subjects as religion and the family, church membership and labor activism, Roman Catholics among immigrants to the United States, and American denominations at the turn of the last century.

William H. Swatos, Jr., is executive director of the Association for the Sociology of Religion and of the Religious Research Association. His concentrations include secularization, church-sect theory, religion and slave-master relations in the antebellum South, Icelandic spirituality, family and sexuality and social theory. He also holds a degree in theology and is an Episcopal priest. Bill is editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Society (AltaMira Pres).

Peter Kivisto is currently professor and chair of sociology at Augustana College, where he has taught for twenty years. Peter teaches courses in social theory, race and ethnicity, and crime, as well as introductory sociology and has written or edited texts in most of these areas.

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