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The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion

Richard K. Fenn (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-21241-6
508 pages
March 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion is presented in three comprehensive parts. Written by a range of outstanding academics, the volume explores the current status of the sociology of religion, and how it might look in future.

  • Explores the current status of the sociology of religion, and how it might look at the beginning of the next millennium.
  • Traces the boundaries between sociology and other closely related disciplines, such as theology and social anthropology.
  • Edited by one of the best known and most widely respected sociologists of religion
  • Accessibly presented in three comprehensive parts.
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List of Contributors.

Preface.

Part I: Classical and Contemporary Theory: Recycling, Continuity, Progress, or New Departures?.

Part II: Contemporary Trends in the Relation of Religion to Society.

Part III: The Sociology of Religion and Related Areas of Inquiry.

Conclusion.

Index.
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Richard K. Fenn is Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Christianity and Society at Princeton Theological Seminary, and is one of the most senior and influential practitioners of his discipline currently at work. He is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books.
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  • Explores the current status of the sociology of religion, and how it might look at the beginning of the next millennium.
  • Traces the boundaries between sociology and other closely related disciplines, such as theology and social anthropology.
  • Edited by one of the best known and most widely respected sociologists of religion
  • Accessibly presented in three comprehensive parts.
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‘If a single theme runs through this anthology, it is an appreciation of the process of secularization. Here, however, secularization does not trumpet the demise of religion but provides a lens through which to scrutinize the shifting location and function of religion in urban, industrial, complex societies. Of value as a reference tool at all readership levels.’ Choice <!--end-->


‘The volume takes the reader immediately to the most interesting issues currently debated in the discipline.’ International Review of Biblical Studies

"This is a milestone of a book." Journal of Contemporary Religion

"Within the cover there is a very stimulating companion indeed - a more than adequate travel guide for any student or scholar seeking a lively and insightful introduction to the contours of the sociology of religion." BSA Network

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