9780334043362

Sociology of Religion

  • ISBN 13:

    9780334043362

  • ISBN 10:

    0334043360

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/15/2011
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp

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Summary

Sociology of Religion is an increasingly popular component of courses in religious studies at undergraduate level. While most textbooks on the Sociology of Religion are written from a sociological background, this new student-friendly textbook aims to introduce the field and the subjects studied by sociologists of religion to students with a background in theology and religious studies. Andrew Dawson outlines how sociologists approach the subject of religion and introduces sociological research methods, before highlighting some of the key areas studied by sociology of religion such as the rise of fundamentalism, gender issues and the debate about secularisation. The book is aimed at upper level undergraduates and offers case studies, suggestions for further reading and questions for further study,

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