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The new Blackwell companion to the sociology of religion

Author: Bryan S Turner; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Series: Blackwell companions to sociology
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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New Blackwell companion to the sociology of religion.
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
(DLC) 2009041472
(OCoLC)455871480
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan S Turner; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9781444320787 1444320785
OCLC Number: 587391483
Description: 1 online resource (720).
Contents: Mapping the sociology of religion / Bryan S. Turner --
Section A: The foundations --
The sociology of religion : the foundations / Andrew McKinnon --
Durkheim and after : religion, culture and politics / William Ramp --
Recent developments in sociology / Victor Lidz --
Recent developments in the anthropology of religion / Simon M. Coleman --
Section B: From secularization to re-sacralisation --
Secularization / Steve Bruce --
American exceptionalism / John Torpey --
Resacralization / Grace Davie --
Section C: New developments --
Rational choice and its critics / David Lehmann --
The religious habitus : embodiment, religion and sociological theory / Chris Shilling and Philip Mellor --
Women, religions and feminisms / Fang-Long Shih --
Section D: Institutionalization : old and new forms --
New research on megachurches : non-denominationalism and sectarianism / Steven Ellingson --
The sociology of spirituality : reflections on a problematic endeavour / Matthew Wood --
Arguing against darwinism : religion, science and public morality / John Evans and Michael Evans --
Section E: Sociology of comparative religions --
Sociology of Christianity / Joseph Bryant --
Judaism : covenant, pluralism, and piety / Alan Mittleman --
Sociology of Islam / Gabriele Marranci --
Sociology of Buddhism / Catherine Newell --
Sociology of Hinduism / Patrap Kumar Penumala --
Religious awakening in china under communist rule : a political economy approach / Fenggang Yang --
Native American Indian traditions : a sociological approach / Dennis Kelly --
Section F: Globalization --
Globalization and the sociology of religion / Lionel Obadia --
Pentecostalism and Charismatic Movements in a global perspective / Afe Adogame --
Fundamentalism / Richard T. Antoun --
Religion, media, and and globalization / Jeremy Stolow --
Religious commodification / Pattana Kitiarsa --
Women and piety movements / Rachel Rowland --
Religion and nationalism : a critical re-examination / Genevieve Zubrzycki --
Section G: The future of religion --
The future of religion : Rorty and Vattimo / Andrew Wernick --
Religion in post-secular society / Bryan S. Turner.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to sociology
Responsibility: edited by Bryan S. Turner.

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