Invitation to the Sociology of Religion

Author: Phil Zuckerman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415941266
Category: Religion
Page: 156
View: 2708
This book intends to serve as a conversational, colorful, engaging, and provocative introduction to the sociology of religion for undergraduates. Written in lively prose, this volume aims to introduce students to the major themes, problems and goals of the sociological study of religion while also summoning the sense of wonder and curiosity for the enterprise itself.

An Invitation to Sociology of Religion

Author: Associate Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman,Phil Zuckerman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135948178
Category: Religion
Page: 168
View: 8080
This book intends to serve as a conversational, colorful, engaging, and provocative introduction to the sociology of religion for undergraduates. Written in lively prose, this volume aims to introduce students to the major themes, problems and goals of the sociological study of religion while also summoning the sense of wonder and curiosity for the enterprise itself.

Einladung zur Soziologie

Eine humanistische Perspektive
Author: Peter Berger
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 3825248321
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 9262
Im Alter von 35 Jahren schrieb Peter L. Berger seine charmante Einführung „Invitation to Sociology“, welche in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Mit seiner konkurrenz- und zeitlosen »Einladung zur Soziologie« eröffnet er auf möglichst leichtfüßige und eingängige Art einen Zugang in die Denk- und Arbeitsweisen des Fachs. Ergänzt wird das Werk durch ein aktuelles Interview, das die Herausgeberin Michaela Pfadenhauer mit Peter L. Berger über dieses Buch und sein heutiges Verständnis von Soziologie führte. Peter L. Berger gilt als bedeutendster Vertreter der „neueren Wissenssoziologie“ und scharfer Analytiker der Gegenwart. Er leitete 30 Jahre lang das von ihm gegründete „Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs“ (CURA) an der Boston University. Mit dieser utb-Studienausgabe wird das wichtige Werk Studienanfängern wieder zugänglich gemacht.

The Sacred Quest, An invitation to the Study of Religion

Religion, Religion
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478458801
Category: Education
Page: 74
View: 9281
Facts101 is your complete guide to The Sacred Quest, An invitation to the Study of Religion. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Appearance of the Sacred, The Language of the Sacred, Ritual, and Sacred Communities plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

e-Study Guide for: The Sacred Quest: An invitation to the Study of Religion by Lawrence Cunningham, ISBN 9780205191314

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478432934
Category: Education
Page: 33
View: 6615
Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.

Invitation to Sociology

A Humanistic Perspective
Author: Peter L. Berger
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453215409
Category: Social Science
Page: 191
View: 2508
The most popularly read, adapted, anthologized, and incorporated primer on sociology ever written for modern readers Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger lays the groundwork for a clear understanding of sociology in his straightforward introduction to the field, much loved by students, professors, and general readers. Berger aligns sociology in the humanist tradition—revealing its relationship to the humanities and philosophy—and establishes its importance in thinking critically about the modern world. Throughout, Berger presents the contributions of some of the most important sociologists of the time, including Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, Vilfredo Pareto, and Thorstein Veblen.

Ascent of the Mountain, Flight of the Dove

An Invitation to Religious Studies
Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780060663223
Category: Religion
Page: 258
View: 7194

The Sacred Canopy

Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion
Author: Peter L. Berger
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453215379
Category: Social Science
Page: 229
View: 9535
“The most important contribution to the sociology of religion since Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism” (Commonweal). Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger carefully lays out an understanding of religion as a historical, societal mechanism in this classic work of social theory. Berger examines the roots of religious belief and its gradual dissolution in modern times, applying a general theoretical perspective to specific examples from religions throughout the ages. Building upon the author’s previous work, The Social Construction of Reality, with Thomas Luckmann, this book makes Berger’s case that human societies build a “sacred canopy” to protect, stabilize, and give meaning to their worldview.

Secularization and Its Discontents

Author: Rob Warner
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441155430
Category: Religion
Page: 221
View: 4960
Authoritative guide to contemporay debates and issues in the sociology of religion providing a clear examination of classical secularization and the post-secularization paradigm.

Orthodoxy from an Empirical Perspective

Author: Mirko Blagejović,Dragan Todorović
Publisher: IFDT
ISBN: 9788682417293
Page: 241
View: 5023

Feminist Narratives and the Sociology of Religion

Author: Nancy Nason-Clark,Mary Jo Neitz
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759101982
Category: Social Science
Page: 141
View: 4847
Despite the steady growth of feminism in sociology, little attention has been paid to feminist research on religion. Nason-Clark and Neitz begin to fill this gap, asking leading feminist sociologists of religion to reflect on their work and lives. In addition, the editors include responses from the next generation of feminist sociologists of religion to see how their experiences differ from those of their teachers. The essays show how these feminist scholars construct narratives of their lives and work even among contradictions and interruptions. They show how the researcher, the researched and the research method are all closely intertwined. And they show how these researchers strive to make heard the voices of those they have chosen to study. Feminist Narratives and the Sociology of Religion is an essential text to see how feminist perspectives shape this field. Published in cooperation with the Association for the Sociology of Religion

Seeing Religion

Toward a Visual Sociology of Religion
Author: Roman R. Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317677811
Category: Social Science
Page: 204
View: 6578
The potential of visual research methods in the sociology of religion is vast, but largely untapped. This comes as a surprise, however, given the visual, symbolic, and material nature of religion and spirituality. Evidence of religious faith and practice is materially present in everything from clothing and jewelry to artifacts found in people’s homes and workplaces. Not only is religion’s symbolic and material presence palpable throughout society, it also informs attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of countless people worldwide. Words-and-numbers approaches to social research, however, sometimes miss important dimensions of religion and spirituality in the contemporary world. Seeing Religion is an invitation to a visual sociology of religion. Contributors draw from their current research to discuss the application of visual methods to the study of religion and spirituality. Each chapter stimulates the sociological imagination through examples of research techniques, analytical approaches, and methodological concerns.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355074
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
View: 7110
The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

An Invitation to Anthropology

The Structure, Evolution and Cultural Identity of Human Societies
Author: Josep R. Llobera
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571815972
Category: Social Science
Page: 262
View: 1429
Synthesizing British, French and American traditions, this stimulating and accessible text presents a comprehensive and fascinating introduction to social and cultural anthropology. It offers an original approach through integrating knowledge produced from a variety of perspectives, placing cultural and social anthropology in a wider context including macro-sociological concepts and reference to biological evolution. Written in a clear and concise style, it conveys to the student the complexities of a discipline focusing on the structure, evolution and cultural identity of human societies up to the present day. The text consists of four major parts: the scope and method of anthropology, a conceptual and institutional overview, the evolution of the structure of human societies, and the cultural politics of race, ethnicity, nationalism and multiculturalism.

Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion

Volume 3: New Methods in the Sociology of Religion
Author: N.A
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047429478
Category: Social Science
Page: 310
View: 5224
Religion is changing in present society, and social research is more attentive to its complexity. Simultaneously, new methods are developed in social research. This volume points to the potentials of methodological innovation in the social scientific study of religion, as a source of inspiration for future research.

Traditioning Disciples

The Contributions of Cultural Anthropology to Ecclesial Identity
Author: Colleen Mary Mallon
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630876453
Category: Religion
Page: 292
View: 528
In a globalized world and an age that cannot name itself, how do Christian communities sustain a recognizable gospel identity? How might examining tradition and identity formation from both theology and cultural anthropology help churches approach the challenges of being a follower of Jesus today? With these questions in focus, Colleen Mallon studies symbol systems in the works of anthropologists Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, and Clifford Geertz and places her findings in dialogue with a thick description of discipleship gleaned from the great Roman Catholic ecclesiologist Yves Congar, OP. The result is a reflection on gospel identity that will be invaluable to Christian ministers, missioners, and students of theology interested in the social and theological processes of disciple formation.

Religion in the Context of Globalization

Essays on Concept, Form, and Political Implication
Author: Peter Beyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135039631
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
View: 1934
Peter Beyer has been a central figure in the debate about religion and globalization for many years, this volume is a collection of essays on the relation between religion and globalization with special emphasis on the concept of religion, its modern forms and on the relation of religion to the state. Featuring a newly written introduction and conclusion which frame the volume and offer the reader guidance on how the arguments fit together, this book brings together ten previously published pieces which focus on the institutional forms and concept of religion in the context of globalizing and modern society. The guiding theme that they all share is the idea that religion and globalization are historically, conceptually, and institutionally related. What has come to constitute religion and what social roles religion plays are not manifestations of a timeless essence, called religion, or even a requirement of human societies. In concept and institutional form, religion is an expression of the historical process of globalization, above all during modern centuries. What religion has become is one of the outcomes of the successive transformations and developments that have brought about contemporary global society. Including some of the most important theoretical work in the field of religion and globalization, this collection provokes the reader to consider paths for future research in the area, and will be of great interest to students and scholars of religion and politics, globalization and religion and sociology.

Internationales Jahrbuch fuer Religionssoziologie

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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Peter Berger and the Study of Religion

Author: Paul Heelas,David Martin,Linda Woodhead
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134608691
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 4110
Peter Berger is the most influential contemporary sociologist of religion. This collection of essays is the first in-depth study of his contribution to the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to his work and to current thought in the study of religion. Themes addressed include: * Berger on religion and theology * Religion, spirituality and the discontents of modernity * Secularization and de-secularization A postscript by Peter Berger, responding to the essays, completes this overview of this major figure's work.

Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion

Aims, Methods and Theories of Research. Introduction and Anthology
Author: Jacques Waardenburg
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110800721
Category: Religion
Page: 766
View: 2146