The Sociology of Religion: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives

2nd Edition

Malcolm B. Hamilton

Routledge
Published August 2, 2001
Textbook - 320 Pages
ISBN 9780415226677 - CAT# RU20761

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Summary

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.

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