The New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion
Bryan S. Turner
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 2, 2010 - Social Science - 712 pages
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.
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