Invitation to the Sociology of Religion

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Religion - 156 pages
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This book intends to serve as a conversational, colorful, engaging, and provocative introduction to the sociology of religion for undergraduates. Written in lively prose, this volume aims to introduce students to the major themes, problems and goals of the sociological study of religion while also summoning the sense of wonder and curiosity for the enterprise itself.
 

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Contents

Sociology and Religion
17
Time and Place
35
Religion or Cult?
61
Social Life Affecting Religion
75
Religion Affecting Social Life
95
The Matter of Belief
115
Bibliography
131
Index
151
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Phil Zuckerman is currently a professor of sociology and religion at Pitzer College. He is the author of Strife in the Sanctuary: Religious Schism in a Jewish Community (Alta Mira 1999) and Du Bois on Religion (Altamira 2000).

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