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Defining Religion Investigating the Boundaries Between the Sacred and Secular

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ISBN-10: 0762309768

ISBN-13: 9780762309764

Edition: 2003

Authors: Arthur L. Greil, David R. Bromley

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Addressing a wide range of issues on the borders of the sacred and the secular, these edited papers begin with an attempt to define religion from a social science perspective.
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Book details

List price: $147.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publication date: 8/8/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.210

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Sacred Algorithms: Exchange Theory of Religious Claims
Differentiating Experiences: The Virtue of Substantive Definitions
The Implicit Religiosity of the Secular: A Martian Perspective on the Definition of Religion
Defining Religion: A Pluralistic Approach for the Global Age
Negotiating with the Secular: Forms of Religious Authority and their Political Consequences
The Burden of the Axial Age: Transcendentalism in Religion as a Function of Empire
Contested Meanings and Definitional Boundaries: Historicizing the Sociology of Religion
The Category "Religion" and the Politics of Tolerance
Defining Religion in Cross-National Perspective: Identity and Difference in Official Conceptions
Cultural Context and the Definition of Religion: Seeing with Confucian Eyes
The Courts and the Definition of Religion: Preserving the Status Quo through Exclusion
Baby Boomers and their Millennial Kids: "Folk" Definitions of Religion and their Relation to Culture
The Relationship Between Religion and Spirituality
Defining Paganism in England and Wales