An Invitation to the Sociology of Religion

An Invitation to the Sociology of Religion

By: Phil Zuckerman (author)Hardback

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This book intends to serve as a conversational, colorful, engaging, and provocative introduction to the sociology of religion for undergraduates. Written in lively prose, this volume aims to introduce students to the major themes, problems and goals of the sociological study of religion while also summoning the sense of wonder and curiosity for the enterprise itself.

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About Author

Phil Zuckerman is currently a professor of sociology and religion at Pitzer College. He is the author of Strife in the Sanctuary: Religious Schism in a Jewish Community (Alta Mira 1999) and Du Bois on Religion (Altamira 2000).

Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction 1: Sociology and Religion 2: Time and Place 3: Religion is Socially Learned 4: Religion or Cult? 5: Social Life Affecting Religion 6: Religion Affecting Social Life Conclusion: The Matter of Belief Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/08/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780415941259
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9780415941259
  • weight: 362
  • ISBN10: 0415941253

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