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Wilson, Bryan R.

Overview
Works: 70 works in 549 publications in 6 languages and 13,440 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: BL60, 301.58
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bryan R Wilson
Religion in sociological perspective by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationality by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

65 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic and the millennium; a sociological study of religious movements of protest among tribal and third-world peoples by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in secular society: a sociological comment by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

51 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new edition of 'Religion in Secular Society' by Bryan Wilson (1926-2004), a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford for thirty years and one of the leading sociologists of religion of the twentieth century
Religious sects; a sociological study by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary transformations of religion by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

25 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Riddell Memorial Lectures, 45th series delivered at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne on 2,3,4 December 1974
The noble savages : the primitive origins of charisma and its contemporary survival by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and Japanese and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social dimensions of sectarianism : sects and new religious movements in contemporary society by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this wide-ranging collection Bryan Wilson explores the complex relationships between religious sects and contemporary Western society. He examines the controversial social, political, and religious issues that arise as sects seek to pursue a way of life at variance with that of other people, and which at times brings them into conflict with outsiders or with the state
Sects and society; a sociological study of the Elim Tabernacle, Christian Science, and Christadelphians by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New religious movements : challenge and response by Jamie Cresswell( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on five countries (Italy, Brazil, Germany, Britain and the United States), New Religious Movements offers a comprehensive and wide-ranging study of the phenomena and impact of new religions
Human values in a changing world : a dialogue on the social role of religion by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education, equality, and society by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of sectarianism: organisation and ideology in social and religious movements by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

15 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global citizens : the Soka Gakkai Buddhist Movement in the world( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and French and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Citizens is a study of the Soka Gakkai Buddhist movement, which was founded in 1930 in Japan, spread rapidly after the Second World War, and has since developed a world-wide following. The book provides an historical overview of the development of the movement as an educational reform society, its development into a sect of Nichiren Buddhism. It provides important details of Soka Gakkai's entry into Japanese politics, including up-to-date information on the relationship between the Komeito - the political party founded by the Soka Gakkai - and the Liberal Democratic PartyDSits historical opponent in Japanese politics and present partner in the ruling coalition. The book then documents the spread of Soka Gakkai Buddhism to North and South America, Europe, and other Asian countries
The Social impact of new religious movements( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secularization, rationalism, and sectarianism : essays in honour of Bryan R. Wilson by Eileen Barker( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time to chant : the Sōka Gakkai Buddhists in Britain by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years ago Soka Gakkai was an organization of a few hundred people, all of them in Japan. Today it is one of the world's most rapidly expanding religious movements with members in virtually every country in Europe, the Americas, and Australasia, in most of Asia, and in several parts of Africa. It is also increasingly well publicized, sponsoring and promoting a variety of cultural and educational causes and establishing a high profile for itself in world affairs. All of this has created a movement which is a significant social phenomenon; yet to date Soka Gakkai has received little attention from Western academics. Bryan Wilson and Karel Dobbelaere have undertaken a thorough survey of the UK membership to try to trace the source of the movement's attraction and analyse its potential. In addition to a questionnaire survey they carried out some thirty interviews with members, who were encouraged to tell their story in their own way. These interviews and the questionnaire responses are liberally quoted throughout the book and add illuminating detail to its analysis.; The decline in belief in an anthropomorphic deity; the sense that traditional religious institutions have become hollow; the emphasis on the private nature of belief and on personal autonomy are all characteristic features of contemporary western values. The authors suggest that Soka Gakkai has found a ready resonance with these changing currents of thought in contemporary society and conclude that Soka Gakkai's appeal to young people in particular makes it a faith whose time may have come
The youth culture and the universities by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sects and society : a sociological study of three religious groups in Britain by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Values : a symposium( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Religion in sociological perspective
Alternative Names
Bryan R. Wilson britischer Religionssoziologe

Bryan R. Wilson Brits socioloog (1926-2004)

Bryan R. Wilson sociólogo británico

Bryan Wilson

Wilson, B.

Wilson, B 1926-

Wilson, B. R.

Wilson, B. R. 1926-

Wilson, B. R. 1926-2004

Wilson, B. R. (Bryan R.)

Wilson, B. R. (Bryan R.), 1926-2004

Wilson, Bryan.

Wilson, Bryan 1926-

Wilson, Bryan 1926-2004

Wilson, Bryan (Bryan R.)

Wilson, Bryan (Bryan R.), 1926-2004

Wilson, Bryan R.

Wilson, Bryan Ronald 1926-

Wilson, Bryan Ronald 1926-2004

ウィルソン, B

ウィルソン, B. R

ウィルソン, ブライアン

ブライアン・R・ウィルソン

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RationalityThe social dimensions of sectarianism : sects and new religious movements in contemporary societyNew religious movements : challenge and responseHuman values in a changing world : a dialogue on the social role of religionGlobal citizens : the Soka Gakkai Buddhist Movement in the worldA time to chant : the Sōka Gakkai Buddhists in Britain