The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion
Richard K. Fenn
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 9, 2008 - Social Science - 512 pages
"The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion" is presented in three comprehensive parts. Written by a range of outstanding academics, the volume explores the current status of the sociology of religion, and how it might look in future. Explores the current status of the sociology of religion, and how it might look at the beginning of the next millennium. Traces the boundaries between sociology and other closely related disciplines, such as theology and social anthropology. Edited by one of the best known and most widely respected sociologists of religion Accessibly presented in three comprehensive parts.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
activities African-American American argued authority Beckford become belief beneﬁt Catholic CBCO century Christian church civil religion classics Cloud of Unknowing conception conﬂict contemporary context culture death decline deﬁned deﬁnition descent into hell difﬁcult diffused religion divine Durkheim economic Emile Durkheim Europe European evangelical example experience feminism ﬁeld ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst Freud fulﬁll function gender Georg Simmel gion gious groups Heidegger human increasingly individual inﬂuence institutions living London Luckmann Martin means melancholia modern societies moral nature notion ofﬁcial one’s organizations Oxford past Pentecostal political possible postmodernity present Rational Choice Theory reﬂects relationship reli religious ritual role sacralization sacred sacriﬁce salvation scientiﬁc secularization sense signiﬁcance Simmel social movements society’s sociologists sociology of religion soul speciﬁc spiritual practices Study of Religion symbols Taoist theology theory tion traditional transcendent Transl University Press utopia values Weber Western women York