A Future for Religion?: New Paradigms for Social Analysis

A Future for Religion?: New Paradigms for Social Analysis

by William H. Swatos (Editor)

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Overview

In the 1960s many sociologists proclaimed traditional religion to be in its death throes. But, just as secularization gained nearly universal acceptance among scholars, religious resurgence burst forth from many directions - new religious movements and the growth of Islamic fundamentalism for example. In A Future for Religion?, contributors ask whether, if such dynamic forces are at work, is religion really dying? They discuss issues usually excluded from books on the sociology of religion - including religious experience, emotional renewal, religion and the body.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803946767
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/22/1992
Series: SAGE Focus Editions , #151
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - William H Swatos, Jr
New Social Movement Theory and the Sociology of Religion - John A Hannigan
Synergies and Syntheses
Global Fundamentalism - Frank Lechner
Religion, Class Conflict and Social Justice - Eugen Schoenfeld
Religion in Capitalist East Asia - Joseph B Tamney
Liberation Theology in Latin America and Beyond - W E Hewitt
Religion and the New Immigrants - Peter Kivisto
For a Sociology of Religious Experience - James V Spickard
Present-Day Emotional Renewals - Danièle Hervieu-Léger
The End of Secularization or the End of Religion?
Religion and the Body - John H Simpson
Sociological Themes and Prospects
Inequality and Difference - Mary Jo Neitz
Feminist Research in the Sociology of Religion
Back to the Future - William H Swatos, Jr
Applying Sociology of Religion

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