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The new Blackwell companion to the sociology of religion [electronic resource] / edited by Bryan S. Turner.



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Publication date:
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
  • Book
  • 1 online resource (xvii, 691 p.)
Title Variation:
Companion to the sociology of religion
Sociology of religion
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: Mapping the sociology of religion / Bryan S. Turner
  • Part I: The foundations
  • The sociology of religion : the foundations / Andrew McKinnon
  • Durkheim and after : religion, culture, and politics / William Ramp
  • The functional theory of religion / Victor Lidz
  • Recent developments in the anthropology of religion / Simon Coleman
  • Part II: From secularization to resacralisation
  • Secularization / Steve Bruce
  • American exceptionalism? / John Torpey
  • Resacralization / Grace Davie
  • Part III: New developments
  • Rational choice and the sociology of religion / David Lehmann
  • The religious habitus : embodiment, religion, and sociological theory / Philip Mellor and Chris Shilling
  • Women, religions, and feminisms / Fang-Long Shih
  • Part IV: 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 / Michael Evans and John Evans
  • Part V: Sociology of comparative religions
  • The sociology of early Christianity : from history to theory, and back again / Joseph Bryant
  • Judaism : covenant, pluralism, and piety / Alan Mittleman
  • Sociology and anthropology of Islam : a critical debate / Gabriele Marranci
  • Approaches to the study 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 religious traditions : a sociological approach / Dennis Kelly
  • Part VI: 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
  • Toward a sociology of religious commodification / Pattana Kitiarsa
  • Women and piety movements / Rachel Rinaldo
  • Religion and nationalism : a critical re-examination / Genevi√°eve Zubrzycki
  • Part VII: The future of religion
  • The future of religion / Andrew Wernick
  • Religion in post-secular society / Bryan S. Turner.
Reflecting the latest developments in the field, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of religion with a clear emphasis on comparative and historical approaches. It covers major debates in secularization theory, rational choice theory, feminism, and the body.
Turner, Bryan S.
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Blackwell reference online.
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Print version: New Blackwell companion to the sociology of religion. Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010 9781405188524 (DLC) 2009041472 (OCoLC)455871480
Blackwell companions to sociology.

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