The Sociology of Religious Movements / Edition 1

The Sociology of Religious Movements / Edition 1

by William Sims Bainbridge
ISBN-10:
0415912024
ISBN-13:
9780415912020
Pub. Date:
12/06/1996
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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The Sociology of Religious Movements / Edition 1

Explaining how religion and society transform each other, this book explores such movements as Holiness, Adventism, religious communes, Satanism, New Age and democratization. The Sociology of Religious Movements is the culmination of work begun in The Future of Religion (the 1986 award winner of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion) and A Theory of Religion (1993 award winner of the Pacific Sociological Association). Explaining religious schism, innovation, and conversion to show how religion and society transform each other, this book explores such movements as: Holiness, Adventism, religious communes, Children of God, Satanism, New York City Mission Society, New Age, Asian imports, and democratization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415912020
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/06/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Religious Impulse The Dynamics Of Schism

2. Tension with the Socio-Cultural Environment

3. The Holiness Movement

4. Adventism

5. American Religious Communes The Dynamics Of Innovation

6. Cultural Diffusion

7.

Asian Imports

8. The Family (Children of God)

9. The Process Church of the Final Judgement The Dynamics Of Transformation

10. Morality

11. The New York City Mission Society

12. Democratization Movements

13. The New Age Conclusion

14. The Perpetual

System Tables Bibliography Name Index Subject Index

episode, institution or collectivity (Anglican Theological Review)

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