The Sociology of Religion: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Sociology of Religion

Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives, 2nd Edition

By Malcolm B. Hamilton

Routledge

320 pages

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Description

This clear introduction to the sociology of religion combines a discussion of key theorists with a modern emphasis on the diversity of religious beliefs and practices. Malcolm Hamilton's expanded second edition brings the discussion fully up-to-date, and extends its material on secularization and religious sects, giving a broad comparative view. Drawing on the insights of history, anthropology and sociology, he surveys classic and contemporary theory to give a full picture of the variety and scope of theoretical perspectives.

About the Author

Malcolm Hamilton is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Reading. Other publications include Sociology and the World's Religions, Democratic Socialism in Britain and Sweden and Class and Inequality in Comparative Perspective.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REL000000
RELIGION / General
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General