Religion: The Social Context

Religion: The Social Context

by Meredith B. McGuire

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ISBN-13: 9780534072421
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 08/28/1986
Edition description: 2nd ed
Pages: 301

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. The Sociological Perspective on Religion. 2. The Provision of Meaning and Belonging. 3. The Individual's Religion. 4. Official and Nonofficial Religion. 5. The Dynamics of Religious Collectives. 6. Religion, Social Cohesion, and Conflict. 7. The Impact of Religion on Social Change. 8. Religion in the Modern World. Glossary. Appendix A. Doing a Literature Search in the Sociology of Religion. B. Conducting Field Research. References. Author Index. Subject Index.

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