8th Edition

Religion in Society A Sociology of Religion

By Ronald Johnstone Copyright 2006
    448 Pages
    by Routledge

    by Routledge

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    For junior/senior-level courses in Religion and Society in departments of Sociology and Religious Studies. Using an unbiased, balanced approach, the 8th edition of this text puts religion in its social context by discussing the impact of society on religion and helps students understand the role and function of religion in society that occur regardless of anyone's claims about the truth or falsity of religious systems.

    Chapter 1 The Sociological Perspective; Chapter 2 The Sources of Religion; Chapter 3 Religion as a Group Phenomenon; Chapter 4 The Church-Sect Continuum of Religious Organization; Chapter 5 Becoming Religious; Chapter 6 Religious Conflict; Chapter 7 Religion and Politics; Chapter 8 Religious Fundamentalism; Chapter 9 Religion and the Economy; Chapter 10 Religion and the Class System; Chapter 11 Women and Religion; Chapter 12 Major Historical Developments; Chapter 13 Black and Native American Religion in America; Chapter 14 Denominational Society; Chapter 15 The Future of Religion;

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    Ronald L. Johnstone