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Wilson, Bryan R.

Overview
Works: 66 works in 557 publications in 8 languages and 13,243 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Comparative studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
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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 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationality by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

65 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 950 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 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

53 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty years after its publication, Bryan Wilson’s Religion in Secular Society remains one of the clearest articulations of the modern secularization thesis: the claim that modernization brings with it fundamental changes in the nature and status of religion. For Wilson, secularization refers to religion’s loss of influence at societal, institutional, and individual levels. Largely as a result of inadvertent consequences of modernization (rather than the deliberate activity of avowed secularists) religion has lost power, prestige, and popularity. Science and technology have reduced the importance of religious knowledge and the officials who carry it. With the development of secular education, social control, and welfare provision, fewer people now have any contact with the churches. Individual piety may persist as a private preference, but religion can no longer have the public presence or influence it enjoyed in pre-modern societies. Wilson considers the difference between the UK, where people abandoned the churches, and the USA, where additional social functions allowed the churches to survive shorn of much of their traditional religious content. He also considers the various forms of sectarian rejection of modernity. Steve Bruce provides a summary and assessment of critical responses to the core ideas of Religion in Secular Society and summarizes the major changes in the religious culture of the UK and USA since the 1960s"--
Religious sects; a sociological study by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary transformations of religion by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 714 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 )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and Japanese and held by 693 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 662 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
Human values in a changing world : a dialogue on the social role of religion by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sects and society; a sociological study of the Elim Tabernacle, Christian Science, and Christadelphians by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and held by 483 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
Education, equality, and society by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 414 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 held by 401 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 )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 323 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

"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 society. The authors suggest that Soka Gakkai has found a ready resonance with these changing currents of modern thought, and conclude that Soka Gakkai's appeal to young people in particular makes it a faith well in tune with the times."--BOOK JACKET
The youth culture and the universities by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 283 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 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural contexts of science and mathematics education : a bibliographic guide by Bryan R Wilson( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to help educators become aware of the fact that science and mathematics curriculum materials may be viewed as culture laden packages, this bibliography of over 800 references is international in scope. Regions selected for study are Australia and Papua New Guinea, Britain, the Anglophone countries of Africa, and China. (Only items published in English are included). The book contains nine chapters: (1) General References; (2) The Economic Context; (3) The Context of Language; (4) The Political Context; (5) The Religious and Philosophical Context; (6) The Social Context; (7) Cognitive Research; (8) The Curriculum; and (9) Three Case Studies. Three indexes, by author, by country, and by school subject, are also included. In addition the materials annotated are crossreferenced, both within chapters and between chapters. It is intended to be read by persons interested in the cultural context of school education and the influence of that context on the teaching and learning of science and mathematics. (Peb)
 
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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

Bryan Wilson sociologue britannique

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

Wilson, Bryan Ronald 1926-

Wilson, Bryan Ronald 1926-2004

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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 societyHuman values in a changing world : a dialogue on the social role of religionNew religious movements : challenge and responseGlobal citizens : the Soka Gakkai Buddhist Movement in the worldA time to chant : the Sōka Gakkai Buddhists in Britain