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Religion in the Contemporary World A Sociological Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0745620825

ISBN-13: 9780745620824

Edition: 2007

Authors: Alan Aldridge

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The author reviews the contribution sociologists have made to our understanding of the role of religion in society. He examines the resurgence of fundamentalism in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
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Book details

List price: $83.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 3/9/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Studying religion sociologically
Defining religion: social conflicts and sociological debates
Varieties of religious movement
Secularization triumphant: the social significance of religion
Secularization in retreat: the revival of religion
The resurgence of fundamentalism
Sacralization of modernity: civil and political religion
Brainwashing, consumer protection and the state
Religious identity and meaning in the modern world
References
Index