Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion In Our World

Hardcover | May 4, 2010

byWilliam Mirola, Susanne C Monahan

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Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion in Our World is organized around the biggest questions that arrise in the field of sociology of religion.This is a new text for the sociology of religion course. Instead of surveying this field systematically, the text focuses on the major questions that generate the most discussion and debate in the sociology of religion field.

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Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion in Our World is organized around the biggest questions that arrise in the field of sociology of religion.This is a new text for the sociology of religion course. Instead of surveying this field systematically, the text focuses on the major questions that generate the most di...

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This is a new text for an undergraduate sociology of religion course.   Instead of surveying the field systematically, the text is organized around a set of big questions that generate the most discussion and debate in the field such as: - Whatever happened to the so-called 'decline of religion'?  Explaining religious vitality in today...

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, includ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.75 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:May 4, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205628001

ISBN - 13:9780205628001

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Table of Contents

Section I Getting Acquainted 1 Why Religion? 2 "You Believe What?" 3 Downloading God, "Big Box" Churches, and the Crystal Shop Around the Corner Section II The Shape of Religion 4 Why Can¿t We All Just Get Along? 5 God¿s Not Dead (and Neither is the Goddess!) 6 Our God Rules (Yours Doesn¿t) Section III Religion, Conflict and the State 7 Divine rights and casting down the mighty from their thrones 8 Give us our due Section IV Religion, Identity and Social Inequalities 9 Adam, Eve, and Steve 10 The (Not So Great) Color Wall of the U.S. 11 Who Brought the Enchiladas to My Bar Mitzvah? Section V More Big Questions 12 Godless science?¿ Irrational religion? 13 The end of days?¿ Religion and environmentalism 14 Do we need God to do good?¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

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"Good coverage of theory, authoritative, covers many major issues."
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