Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 18, 2003 - Religion - 481 pages
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Part I Religion as a Field of Sociological Knowledge
1 The sociology of religion in late modernity Michele Dillon
2 Studying religion, making it sociological Robert Wuthnow
3 The ritual roots of society and culture Robert Bellah
4 Social forms of religion and religions in contemporary global society Peter Beyer
5 The evolution of the sociology of religion: theme and variations Grace Davies
Part II Religion and Social Change
6 Demographic methods for the sociology of religion Michael Hout
7 Church attendance in the United States Mark Chaves and Laura Stephens
8 The dynamics of religious economies Roger Fink and Rodney Stark
9 Historicizing the secularization debate: an agenda for research Philip Gorski
10 Escaping the procrustean bed: a critical analysis of the study of religious organizations, 1930-2001 Patricia M. Y. Chung
11 Religion and spirituality: toward an integrated analysis Wade Clark Roof
Part III Religion and the Life Course
12 Religious socialization: sources of influence and influences of agency Darren Sherkat
13 In rhetoric and practice: defining the ‘good family’ in local congregations Penny Edgell Becker
14 Religion and health: depressive symptoms and mortality as case studies Michael McCullough and Timothy Smith
15 Religion, spirituality, and vital involvement in late adulthood Michele Dillon and Paul Wink
Part IV Religion and Social Identity
16 Religious identities and religious institutions Nancy Ammerman
17 Religion and the new immigrants Helen Rose Ebaugh
18 A journey of the ‘straight way’ or the ‘roundabout path’: Jewish identity in the United States and Israel Arnold Dashefsky and Bernard Lazerwitz and Ephraim Tabory
19 Beyond the synogogue Lynn Davidman
20 Dis/location: emerging feminist inquiry in the sociology of religion Mary Jo Neitz
Part V Religion, Political Behavior, and Public Culture
21 Religion and political behavior Jeff Manza and Nathan Wright
22 Religious social movements in the public sphere: organization, ideology, and activism Rhys Williams
23 Mapping the moral order: depicting the terrain of religious conflict and change Fred Kniss
24 Civil society and civil religion as mutually dependent N. J. Demerath, III
25 Religion and violence: social processes in comparative perspective John Hall
Part VI Religion and Socio-Economic Inequality
26 Religion, faith-based community organizing, and the struggle for justice Richard Wood
27 Latina empowerment, border realities, and faith-based organizations Milagros Pena
28 ‘Worldly’ or ‘other worldly’?: activism in an urban religious district Omar McRoberts

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The Sociology of Religion in Late Modernity
Studying Religion Making It Sociological
The Ritual Roots of Society and Culture
Social Forms of Religion and Religions in Contemporary Global Society
The Evolution of the Sociology of Religion Theme and Variations
Demographic Methods for the Sociology of Religion
Church Attendance in the United States
The Dynamics of Religious Economies
Religion and the New Immigrants
A Journey of the Straight Way or the Roundabout Path
Beyond the Synagogue Walls
DisLocation Engaging Feminist Inquiry in the Sociology of Religion
Religion and Political Behavior
Religious Social Movements in the Public Sphere Organization Ideology and Activism
Mapping the Moral Order Depicting the Terrain of Religious Conflict and Change
Civil Society and Civil Religion as Mutually Dependent

Historicizing the Secularization Debate An Agenda for Research
Escaping the Procrustean Bed A Critical Analysis of the Study of Religious Organizations 19302001
Religion and Spirituality Toward an Integrated Analysis
Religious Socialization Sources of Influence and Influences of Agency
In Rhetoric and Practice Defining The Good Family in Local Congregations
Religiousness and Spirituality Trajectories and Vital Involvement in Late Adulthood
Religion and Health Depressive Symptoms and Mortality as Case Studies
Religious Identities and Religious Institutions
Religion and Violence Social Processes in Comparative Perspective
Religion FaithBased Community Organizing and the Struggle for Justice
Latina Empowerment Border Realities and FaithBased Organizations
Worldly or Otherworldly? Activism in an Urban Religious District

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