Chapter 6. “Religion as a Cultural System”: Theoretical and Empirical Developments Since Geertz

  1. Mark D. Jacobs and
  2. Nancy Weiss Hanrahan
  1. Rhys H. Williams

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996744.ch7

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture

How to Cite

Williams, R. H. (2005) “Religion as a Cultural System”: Theoretical and Empirical Developments Since Geertz, in The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture (eds M. D. Jacobs and N. W. Hanrahan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996744.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631231745

Online ISBN: 9780470996744

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Keywords:

  • cultural system;
  • religion;
  • theoretical developments;
  • empirical developments;
  • clifford geertz

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Founding Themes

  • Theoretical Issues in Studying Religion Culture

  • Structure and Agency in the Sociology of Religion

  • Religion as Explicit and Implicit culture

  • Empowerment and Mobilization

  • Integrating Structure and Agency with Explicit and Implicit Religious Culture

  • Conclusion