The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion / Edition 1

The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion / Edition 1

by Richard K. Fenn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631212418

ISBN-13: 9780631212416

Pub. Date: 03/17/2003

Publisher: Wiley

The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion is presented in three comprehensive parts. Written by a range of outstanding academics, the volume explores the current status of the sociology of religion, and how it might look in future.

  • Explores the current status of the sociology of religion, and how it might look at the beginning of the next

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The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion is presented in three comprehensive parts. Written by a range of outstanding academics, the volume explores the current status of the sociology of religion, and how it might look in future.

  • Explores the current status of the sociology of religion, and how it might look at the beginning of the next millennium.
  • Traces the boundaries between sociology and other closely related disciplines, such as theology and social anthropology.
  • Edited by one of the best known and most widely respected sociologists of religion
  • Accessibly presented in three comprehensive parts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631212416
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/17/2003
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.47(d)

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgments
Preface
Editorial Commentary: Religion and the Secular; the Sacred and the Profane: The Scope of the Argument3
1Personal Reflections in the Mirror of Halevy and Weber23
2Salvation, Secularization, and De-moralization39
3The Pentecostal Gender Paradox: A Cautionary Tale for the Sociology of Religion52
4Feminism and the Sociology of Religion: From Gender-blindness to Gendered Difference67
5Melancholia, Utopia, and the Psychoanalysis of Dreams85
6Georg Simmel: American Sociology Chooses the Stone the Builders Refused105
7Transformations of Society and the Sacred in Durkheim's Religious Sociology120
8Classics in the Sociology of Religion: An Ambiguous Legacy133
9Individualism, the Validation of Faith, and the Social Nature of Religion in Modernity161
10The Origins of Religion176
Editorial Commentary: Whose Problem is it? The Question of Prediction versus Projection197
11Secularization Extended: From Religious "Myth" to Cultural Commonplace211
12Social Movements as Free-floating Religious Phenomena229
13The Social Process of Secularization249
14Patterns of Religion in Western Europe: An Exceptional Case264
15The Future of Religious Participation and Belief in Britain and Beyond279
16Religion as Diffusion of Values. "Diffused Religion" in the Context of a Dominant Religious Institution: The Italian Case292
17Spirituality and Spiritual Practice306
18The Renaissance of Community Economic Development among African-American Churches in the 1990s321
19Hell as a Residual Category: Possibilities Excluded from the Social System336
Editorial Commentary: Looking for the Boundaries of the Field: Social Anthropology, Theology, and Ethnography363
20Acting Ritually: Evidence from the Social Life of Chinese Rites371
21Moralizing Sermons, Then and Now388
22Health, Morality and Sacrifice: The Sociology of Disasters404
23Contemporary Social Theory as it Applies to the Understanding of Religion in Cross-cultural Perspective418
24The Return of Theology: Sociology's Distant Relative432
25Epilogue: Toward a Secular View of the Individual445
Index469

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