Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies: Essays on Relligious Markets and Religious Pluralism

Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies: Essays on Relligious Markets and Religious Pluralism

by Ted G. Jelen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742511863

ISBN-13: 9780742511866

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Can individual decisions concerning whether or where to attend church, to contribute time or money to religious organizations, or to forgo certain activities be explained as a special case of economic theory? In Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies, Ted G. Jelen brings together the leading scholars in the sociology of religion to debate market theories of religion. As

…  See more details below

Overview

Can individual decisions concerning whether or where to attend church, to contribute time or money to religious organizations, or to forgo certain activities be explained as a special case of economic theory? In Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies, Ted G. Jelen brings together the leading scholars in the sociology of religion to debate market theories of religion. As the contributors examine whether or not religious choices can be understood as responding to the same laws of supply and demand as other forms of consumer behavior, they bring out many of the issues, controversies, and concerns surrounding this innovative theory. The result is a concise source for the arguments, evidence, and criticism of the market model of religious economies—a perfect starting point for students and scholars approaching this set of problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742511866
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 More Progress on the New Paradigm Chapter 2 Beyond Church and Sect: Dynamics and Stability in Religious Economics Chapter 3 A Prophet's Reward: Dynamics of Religious Exchange Chapter 4 Religious Markets: Supply, Demand, and Rational Choices Chapter 5 A Political Economy of Religion Chapter 6 Competing Notions of Religious Competition and Conflict in Theories of Religious Economies Chapter 7 The Poverty of Economism or the Social Limits on Maximising Chapter 8 Reflections on the "New Paradigm": Unfinished Business and an Agenda for Research

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >