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

Other Title:
Sociology of religion
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Blackwell companions to sociology.
Blackwell companions to sociology
xvii, 691 p. ; 26 cm.
Religion and sociology.
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 / Geneviáeve Zubrzycki
Part VII: The future of religion
The future of religion / Andrew Wernick
Religion in post-secular society / Bryan S. Turner.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1924 Book Fund.
Turner, Bryan S.
Class of 1924 Book Fund.
9781405188524 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1405188529 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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