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Published by Routledge/Thoemmes Press in London .
Written in English


  • Religion and sociology.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Bryan Turner. Vol.1, Readings in nineteenth-century theory / editedby Bryan S. Turner.
SeriesMaking of sociology
ContributionsTurner, Bryan S. 1945-
The Physical Object
Pagination355p. ;
Number of Pages355
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16825117M

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The sociology of religion is a controversial field, and yet one which was central to the making of sociology. This collection of rare and authoritative reprints of key texts representing differing perspectives on the sociology of religion, as well as examples of the smaller body of works which comprised early sociology. Cold Books (US) Bookseller Inventory # Title Early Sociology of Religion Author J.G. Frazer Robert H. Lowie Edward Caird Frederic Harrison Paul Radin Andrew Long Format/binding Hardcover Book condition New New Quantity available 4 Binding Hardcover ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher Cosmo Publications Place of. Summary: Religion was one of the most important issues for early sociology, as is amply demonstrated by the work of Emile Durkheim and Max Weber. This set draws together the formative works on this subject including key works in social anthropology. The sociology of religion is not restricted to any one religion, but encompasses them all and their relationship to human behavior. The study of religious sociology began at the end of the 19th century, although aspects of it were already evident in areas such as theology and philosophy.

Essays in the History of Religions by Joachim Wach Sociology Of Religion. The Nature and Aims of a Sociology of Religion. Like other sociological disciplines -- the sociology of art or of law -- the sociology of religion is the offspring of two different scholarly pursuits, the study of society and the study of religion. 1 Its character, methods, and aims reflect this parentage.   Using a lively narrative, The Sociology of Religion is an insightful text that investigates the facts of religion in all its great diversity, including its practices and beliefs, and then analyzes. Hak and Jansma Sociology of religion religion are used. In substantive definitions, the con - tents, such as religion’s super- or extra-natural beliefs and practices, are stressed. Functional ones focus on the function the shared religious values, norms, prac - tices and their consequences have in Size: 1MB. Anthropological religion / Max Muller --v. 4. The making of religion / Andrew Lang --v. 5. Custom and myth / Andrew Lang --v. 6. Lectures on the religion of the Semites / W. Robertson Smith --v. 7 The threshold of religion / R.R. Marett --v. 8. The northern tribes of Central Australia / B. Spencer and F.J. Gillen --v. 9. Primitive religion.

1 The Sociology of Religion in Late Modernity 3 Michele Dillon 2 Studying Religion, Making it Sociological 16 Robert Wuthnow 3 The Ritual Roots of Society and Culture 31 Robert N. Bellah 4 Social Forms of Religion and Religions in Contemporary Global Society 45 Peter Beyer 5 The Evolution of the Sociology of Religion: Theme and Variations Title: Early Sociology of Religion: Fundamental Readings Author Name: Andrew Lang Categories: India, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology, Edition: Reprint Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cosmo Publications: ISBN: ISBN Binding: Hardcover Book Condition: New Jacket Condition: New Size: 6 x 9 Inches Seller ID: Keywords: Early Sociology Religion. This research formed the basis of Durkheim's book, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life, which is certainly the best‐known study on the sociology of religion. Durkheim viewed religion within the context of the entire society and acknowledged its place in influencing the thinking and behavior of the members of society. In The Sociology of Religion, first published in the United States in , Max Weber looks at the significant role religion has played in social change throughout history. The book was a formative text of the new discipline of sociology and has gone on to become a classic in the social sciences.