Blackwell Sociology of Religion

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Blackwell Sociology of Religion provides introductions to emerging topics
and theoretical orientations in sociology as well as presenting the scope and
quality of the discipline as it is currently configured. Essays in the Companions
tackle broad themes or central puzzles within the field and are authored by key
scholars who have spent considerable time in research and reflection on the
questions and controversies that have activated interest in their area. This
authoritative series will interest those studying sociology at advanced
undergraduate or graduate level as well as scholars in the social sciences and
informed readers in applied disciplines.

Blackwell Sociology of Religion
Introduction: Mapping the Sociology of Religion 1
Bryan S. Turner
PART I THE FOUNDATIONS 31
1 The Sociology of Religion: The Foundations 33
Andrew McKinnon
2 Durkheim and After: Religion, Culture, and Politics 52
William Ramp
3 The Functional Theory of Religion 76
Victor Lidz
4 Recent Developments in the Anthropology of Religion 103
Simon Coleman
PART II FROM SECULARIZATION TO RESACRALIZATION 123
5 Secularization 125
Steve Bruce
6 American Exceptionalism? 141
John Torpey
7 Resacralization 160
Grace Davie
PART III NEW DEVELOPMENTS 179
8 Rational Choice and the Sociology of Religion 181
David Lehmann
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9 The Religious Habitus: Embodiment, Religion, and
Sociological Theory 201
Philip A. Mellor and Chris Shilling
10 Women, Religions, and Feminisms 221
Fang-Long Shih
PART IV INSTITUTIONALIZATION: OLD AND NEW FORMS 245
11 New Research on Megachurches: Non-denominationalism
and Sectarianism 247
Stephen Ellingson
12 The Sociology of Spirituality: Reflections on a Problematic
Endeavor 267
Matthew Wood
13 Arguing against Darwinism: Religion, Science, and Public
Morality 286
Michael S. Evans and John H. Evans
PART V SOCIOLOGY OF COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS 309
14 The Sociology of Early Christianity: From History
to Theory, and Back Again 311
Joseph M. Bryant
15 Judaism: Covenant, Pluralism, and Piety 340
Alan Mittleman
16 Sociology and Anthropology of Islam: A Critical Debate 364
Gabriele Marranci
17 Approaches to the Study of Buddhism 388
Catherine Newell
18 Sociology of Hinduism 407
Pratap Kumar Penumala
19 Religious Awakening in China under Communist
Rule: A Political Economy Approach 431
Fenggang Yang
20 Native American Religious Traditions: A Sociological
Approach 456
Dennis F. Kelley
PART VI GLOBALIZATION 475
21 Globalization and the Sociology of Religion 477
Lionel Obadia
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22 Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements in a
Global Perspective 498
Afe Adogame
23 Fundamentalism 519
Richard T. Antoun
24 Religion, Media, and Globalization 544
Jeremy Stolow
25 Toward a Sociology of Religious Commodification 563
Pattana Kitiarsa
26 Women and Piety Movements 584
Rachel Rinaldo
27 Religion and Nationalism: A Critical Re-examination 606
Geneviève Zubrzycki
PART VII THE FUTURE OF RELIGION 627
28 The Future of Religion 629
Andrew Wernick
29 Religion in a Post-secular Society 649
Bryan S. Turner
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