Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion In Our World

Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion In Our World

by Michael Emerson, William Mirola, Susanne C Monahan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205628001

ISBN-13: 9780205628001

Pub. Date: 05/14/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion in Our World is organized around the biggest questions that arrise in the field of sociology of religion.This is a new text for the sociology of religion course. Instead of surveying this field systematically, the text focuses on the major questions that generate the most discussion and

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Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion in Our World is organized around the biggest questions that arrise in the field of sociology of religion.This is a new text for the sociology of religion course. Instead of surveying this field systematically, the text focuses on the major questions that generate the most discussion and debate in the sociology of religion field.

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ISBN-13:
9780205628001
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/14/2010
Series:
Alternative eText Formats Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
365,811
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Section I Getting Acquainted 1 Why Religion? 2 "You Believe What?" 3 Downloading God, "Big Box" Churches, and the Crystal Shop Around the Corner Section II The Shape of Religion 4 Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? 5 God’s Not Dead (and Neither is the Goddess!) 6 Our God Rules (Yours Doesn’t) Section III Religion, Conflict and the State 7 Divine rights and casting down the mighty from their thrones 8 Give us our due Section IV Religion, Identity and Social Inequalities 9 Adam, Eve, and Steve 10 The (Not So Great) Color Wall of the U.S. 11 Who Brought the Enchiladas to My Bar Mitzvah? Section V More Big Questions 12 Godless science? Irrational religion? 13 The end of days? Religion and environmentalism 14 Do we need God to do good?

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