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The Sociology of Religion

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The Sociology of Religion

9781852788995 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Steve Bruce, Professor of Sociology, University of Aberdeen, UK
Publication Date: 1995 ISBN: 978 1 85278 899 5 Extent: 1,240 pp
These two volumes of significant writings in the sociology of religion begin with statements of major theoretical positions. Parsons, Bellah, Berger and Luckmann are represented here, as are modern writers in the rational choice school. The changing place of religion has been a major concern for sociologists and the selections include 17 central texts in the debate over secularization. Other areas covered are the forms of religious organization; the nature of conversion, recruitment and commitment; new religious movements; religion and politics; and the links between religion, magic and rationality.

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Religion was a central concern for two of the founding fathers of sociology –Weber and Durkheim– and two other pioneers of modern sociology – Marx and Freud– also made important contributions to our understanding of the role of the supernatural in social life.

These two volumes of significant writings in the sociology of religion begin with statements of major theoretical positions. Parsons, Bellah, Berger and Luckmann are represented here, as are modern writers in the rational choice school. The changing place of religion has been a major concern for sociologists and the selections include 17 central texts in the debate over secularization. Other areas covered are the forms of religious organization; the nature of conversion, recruitment and commitment; new religious movements; religion and politics; and the links between religion, magic and rationality.
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61 articles, dating from 1915 to 1993
Contributors include: E. Durkheim, F. Engels, S. Freud, C. Lane, J. Lofland, K. Marx,T. Parsons, R. Stark, M. Weber
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