Sociology of Religion A Reader

ISBN-10: 0130253804

ISBN-13: 9780130253804

Edition: 2001

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For undergraduate/graduate courses in the Sociology of Religion in departments of Sociology; and for courses such as Religious Perspectives on Social Issues in departments of Theology. Ideal as either a stand-alone reader or supplement, this collection of articles explores the relationship between the structure and culture of religion and various aspects of social life in the United States. Based on both classic and contemporary research in the sociology of religion, it highlights a variety of research methods and theoretical approaches in exploring the ways in which religious values, beliefs and practices shape the world outside of church, synagogue, or mosque walls while simultaneously being shaped by the non-religious forces operating in that world.
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List price: $73.80
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/29/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Susanne C. Monahan is Associate Professor and former chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Montana State University. She received a Ph.D. and A.M. in Sociology from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology and Economics from Swarthmore College. Her research focuses on complex organizations, including work on American congregations and clergy. She is co-editor, along with William Mirola and Michael Emerson, of Sociology of Religion: A Reader, and has published articles and reviews in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Review of Religious Research, Sociology of Religion, Theoretical Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of the American Academy of Religion and Child Development.William A. Mirola is Professor of Sociology and former chair of the Department of History and Social Science at Marian College in Indianapolis, IN. His teaching and research interests focus on the sociology of religion, social class, and social movements and change. in 2009, he co-edited (with Sean McCloud), Religion and Class in America: Culture, History, and Politics. He is co-editor (with Susanne Monahan and Michael Emerson) of Sociology of Religion: A Reader. He has published articles in Sociology of Religion, Social Problems, and Social Science History, principally addressing the intersections of religion and social class as well as religious dynamics in the American labor movement, past and present.Michael O. Emerson is the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. in addition to many articles on the topic of religion, he is the author of several books, including Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America (Oxford University Press) and People of the Dream: Multiracial Congregations in the United States (Princeton University Press).

Classic Sociological Definitions of Religion
Introduction, Wade Clark Roof
Introduction to Classical Sociological Definitions of Religion,Patricia Chang
The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life, Emile Durkheim
FromContribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Law,Karl Marx
Religion as a Cultural System,Clifford Geertz
The Sacred Canopy,Peter Berger
Belief and Ritual
Introduction to Belief and Ritual,Susanne Monahan
Passover's Hustle and Bustle,Patrice Gaines
Salvation on Sand Mountain,Dennis Covington
Civil Religion in America,Robert Bellah
Liminality and Communitas,Victor Turner
Religious Experience
Introduction to Religious Experience,William MacDonald
Angels,Kenneth Woodward
The Reality of the Unseen,William James
Religious Experience,Wayne Proudfoot
Ways of Seeing Ecstasy in Modern Society,David Yamane and Megan Polzer
Race, Ethnicity, and Religion
Introduction to Race, Ethnicity, and Religion,Michael Emerson
Becoming American by Becoming Hindu,Prema Kurien
Cultural Conflicts and Identity: Second-Generation Hispanic Catholics in the United States,Wade Clark Roof and Christel Manning
Sacrifice of Praise: Emotion and Collective Participation in an African-American Worship Service,Timothy Nelson
Growing up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States,Min Zhou and Carl L. Buckston
Ethnicity: Source of Strength? Source of Conflict?,Milton Yinger
Gender and Religion
Introduction to Gender and Religion,Lori Beaman
The Spiritual Revolution: Women's Liberation as Theological Re-Education,Mary Daly
The Embodied Goddess: Feminist Witchcraft and Female Divinity,Wendy Griffin
The Social Construction of a New Leadership Role: Catholic Women Pastors,Ruth Wallace
Male God Imagery and Female Submission: Lessons from a Southern Baptist Ladies' Bible Class,Carolyn Pevey, Christine Williams, and Christopher Ellison
Social Class and Religion
Introduction to Social Class and Religion,William Mirola
Millhands and Preachers,Liston Pope
Protestantism and the American Labor Movement: The Christian Spirit in the Gilded Age,Herbert Gutman
Cultures of Solidarity,Rick Fantasia
The Catholic Church in the Nicaraguan Revolution: A Gramscian Analysis,Dana Sawchuck
Sexual Identity and Religion
Introduction to Sexual Identity and Religion,William Mirola
Keeping the Faith,Mubarik Dahir, Chuck Colbert, and Allen Flippen
Culture Wars: The Challenge of Homosexuality,James D. Hunter
Dare to Differ: Gay and Lesbian Catholics' Assessments of Official Catholic Positions on Sexuality,Andrew K.T. Yip
Negotiating a Religious Identity: The Case of the Gay Evangelical,Scott Thumma
The Secularization Debate
Introduction to the Secularization D
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