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The sociology of religion

Why is religion important? Can we be fully modern and fully religious? This book covers the key questions in the sociology of religion and interrogates if it is 'fit for purpose'. It describes the origins of the sociology of religion, demystifies secularisation as a process and a theory, and more
eBook, English, 2007
SAGE Publications, Los Angeles, 2007
1 online resource (xi, 283 pages)
Introduction: a critical agenda
Common sources/different pathways
Secularization: process and theory
Rational choice theory
Modernity: a single or plural construct?
Methodological challenges
Mainstream religions in the western world
Minorities and margins
Demanding attention: fundamentalisms in the modern world
Globalization and the study of religion
Religion and the everyday
Conclusion: revisiting the agenda
Electronic reproduction, [Place of publication not identified], HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010