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A systems theory of religion

Author: Niklas Luhmann; André Kieserling
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This posthumous and crucial contribution by one of the latter twentieth-century's most important sociologists, overturns a half-century of assumptions about the sociology of religion.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Niklas Luhmann; André Kieserling
ISBN: 9780804743280 0804743282 9780804743297 0804743290
OCLC Number: 788267960
Notes: "Originally published in German under the title Die Religion der Gesellschaft."
Description: 303 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Religion as a form of meaning --
Coding --
The function of religion --
The contingency formula "God" --
The differentiation of religious communication --
Religious organizations --
The evolution of religion --
Secularization --
Self-description.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Other Titles: Religion der Gesellschaft.
Responsibility: Niklas Luhmann ; Edited by André Kieserling ; Translated by David A. Brenner with Adrian Hermann.

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