Invitation to the Sociology of Religion

By Phil Zuckerman

© 2004 – Routledge

166 pages

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About the Book

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.

Reviews

"Zuckerman's fresh approach, his fine narrative sense, his accessible and colloquial style, and his enthusiasm for the sociology of religion make this the most stimulating and enjoyable introduction to the subject that I've ever read." -- Benton Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Oregon

"Zuckerman's fresh approach, his fine narrative sense, his accessible and colloquial style, and his enthusiasm for the sociology of religion make this the most stimulating and enjoyable introduction to the subject that I've ever read." -- Benton Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Oregon

About the 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).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REL000000
RELIGION / General
SOC039000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion