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Sociology of religion : a critical primer

Author: Walter A Jensen
Publisher: Kalamazoo, MI : Printmill, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Written with the aim of increasing public interest in the study of religion, this primer makes available, to both the student and layman alike, a substantial amount of practical information about the modern non-theological study of religion. Focusing on three key areas of interest -- (1) the difficulties in defining religion, (2) the secularization / desecularization debate, and (3) an overview of Prof. Rudolf J.  Read more...
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Named Person: Rudolf J Siebert
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter A Jensen
ISBN: 9780970491923 0970491921
OCLC Number: 931602421
Description: 116 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What is religion? --
Secularization vs desecularization: the evidence --
The critical theory of religion: the house that Siebert built --
Addendum.
Responsibility: Walter A Jensen.

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Written with the aim of increasing public interest in the study of religion, this primer makes available, to both the student and layman alike, a substantial amount of practical information about the modern non-theological study of religion. Focusing on three key areas of interest -- (1) the difficulties in defining religion, (2) the secularization / desecularization debate, and (3) an overview of Prof. Rudolf J. Siebert's critical theory of religion -- the reader will easily gain a broad, but thorough, overview of the sociology of religion.

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