The Changing Face of Religion

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This innovative book, newly available in paper, examines the global significance of religion, and the different and complex ways in which the role of religion has changed - and is changing - in different societies. Has a process of separating religion from politics been reversed by recent developments? To what extent do the central values and concepts of traditional religion remain embedded in a society in which substantial numbers no longer formally follow the faith? How has the balance of religious influence ...

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Overview

This innovative book, newly available in paper, examines the global significance of religion, and the different and complex ways in which the role of religion has changed - and is changing - in different societies. Has a process of separating religion from politics been reversed by recent developments? To what extent do the central values and concepts of traditional religion remain embedded in a society in which substantial numbers no longer formally follow the faith? How has the balance of religious influence between mainline denominations and 'cults' changed, and what is the significance of such change?

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'Beckford and Luckmann have collected nine intriguing, richly detailed papers, whose importance is well worth the brief time it takes for their study' - Sociological Analysis

'a most useful introduction to, survey and discussion of, the variety of approaches to secularisation and the position of religion in the modern world. The book deserves a central place...' - Reviewing Sociology

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Table of Contents

Introduction - James A Beckford and Thomas Luckmann
Globalization, Politics and Religion - Roland Robertson
Diffused Religion and New Values in Italy - Roberto Cipriani
From Parish to Transcendent Humanism in France - Yves Lambert
Religion in New Zealand - Michael Hill and Wiebe Zwaga
Change and Comparison
Afro-Brazilian Cults and Religious Change in Brazil - Maria Isaura and Pereira de Queiroz
The Emergence of Islamic Political Ideologies - Said Arjomand
Islam as a New Religious Movement in Malaysia - Daniel Regan
The Sacred in African New Religions - Bennetta Jules-Rosette
The Changing Face of Khasi Religion - Soumen Sen

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