Religion in Sociological Perspective / Edition 4

Religion in Sociological Perspective / Edition 4

by Keith A. Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534579515

ISBN-13: 9780534579517

Pub. Date: 07/09/2003

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This text is a highly sociological view of religion and as such stresses theoretical perspectives about religion. The text also focuses on the methodology that sociologists have used to study religion. Keith Roberts states that his own preferred approach is open systems theory, which he says focuses equally on structure and dynamics. Other texts may lean toward the

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This text is a highly sociological view of religion and as such stresses theoretical perspectives about religion. The text also focuses on the methodology that sociologists have used to study religion. Keith Roberts states that his own preferred approach is open systems theory, which he says focuses equally on structure and dynamics. Other texts may lean toward the religious studies end of the market, but Roberts is a true sociology text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534579517
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/09/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Part One: INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION. 1. What Do We Mean by the Term Religion? 2. A Scientific Perspective on Religion. Part Two: THE COMPLEXITY OF RELIGIOUS SYSTEMS: INTEGRATION AND CONFLICT. 3. The Role of Religion in Society: Two Macro Perspectives. 4. Religious Experience, Symbol Systems, and World Views. Part Three: BECOMING AND REMAINING FAITHFUL. 5. Conversion and Commitment. Part Four: FORMATION AND MAINTENANCE OF RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS. 6. Emergence and Viability of Religious Movements: Charisma and Its Routinization. 7. Survival of Religious Movements: Mobilization of Resources and Plausibility of the World View. 8. Analysis of Religious Groups and Organizations: Church, Sect, Denomination, and Cult. Part Five: RELIGION AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY. 9. Religion and Social Stratification: Interactive Process. 10. Social Stratification and Religious Ideology. Part Six: RELIGION AND PREJUDICE: RACISM AND SEXISM. 11. Religion and Prejudice: Christianity and Racism. 12. Religion and Prejudice: Christianity, Gender, and Sexism. Part Seven: SOCIAL CHANGE AND RELIGIOUS ADAPTATION. 13. Secularization: Religion in Decline or in Transformation? 14. The Marketing of Religion. 15. Alternative Forms of Religion. 16. Religion and Globalization.

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