The New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion

The New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion

Editor(s): Bryan s. Turner

Published Online: 1 MAR 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405188524

Online ISBN: 9781444320787

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320787

About this Book

Reflecting the very latest developments in the field, the New Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of religion with a clear emphasis on comparative and historical approaches.

  • Covers major debates in secularization theory, rational choice theory, feminism and the body
  • Takes a multidisciplinary approach, covering history, sociology, anthropology, and religious studies
  • International in its scope, covering American exceptionalism, Native American spirituality, and China, Europe, and Southeast Asia
  • Offers discussions on the latest developments, including "megachurches", spirituality, post-secular society and globalization

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Foundations

  2. Part II: From Secularization to Resacralization

  3. Part III: New Developments

  4. Part IV: Institutionalization: Old and New Forms

  5. Part V: Sociology of Comparative Religions

  6. Part VI: Globalization

  7. Part VII: The Future of Religion

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