The Sociology Of Religion: A Substantive And Transdisciplinary Approach by George LundskowThe Sociology Of Religion: A Substantive And Transdisciplinary Approach by George Lundskow

The Sociology Of Religion: A Substantive And Transdisciplinary Approach

byGeorge Lundskow

Paperback | June 10, 2008

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Using a lively narrative, The Sociology of Religion is an insightful text that investigates the facts of religion in all its great diversity, including its practices and beliefs, and then analyzes actual examples of religious developments using relevant conceptual frameworks. As a result, students actively engage in the discovery, learning, and analytical processes as they progress through the text.Organized around essential topics and real-life issues, this unique text examines religion both as an object of sociological analysis as well as a device for seeking personal meaning in life. The book provides sociological perspectives on religion while introducing students to relevant research from interdisciplinary scholarship. Sidebar features and photographs of religious figures bring the text to life for readers.Key FeaturesUses substantive and truly contemporary real-life religious issues of current interest to engage the reader in a way few other texts do Combines theory with empirical examples drawn from the United States and around the world, emphasizing a critical and analytical perspective that encourages better understanding of the material presented Features discussions of emergent religions, consumerism, and the link between religion, sports, and other forms of popular culture Draws upon interdisciplinary literature, helping students appreciate the contributions of other disciplines while primarily developing an understanding of the sociology of religion Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries!Instructor Resources on CD contain chapter outlines, summaries, multiple-choice questions, essay questions, and short answer questions as well as illustrations from the book. Contact Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243) to request a copy (6:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., PST). Intended AudienceThis core text is designed for upper-level undergraduate students of Sociology of Religion or Religion and Politics.
George Lundskow recently edited and published a book on new developments in religion. This textbook is in many ways an extension of that book conceptually, that religion today is best understood through example, examined closely, not through summaries of classical theorists, literature reviews of famous scholars, or abstract concepts. ...
Title:The Sociology Of Religion: A Substantive And Transdisciplinary ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:10 × 7 × 1 inPublished:June 10, 2008Publisher:Sage PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1412937213

ISBN - 13:9781412937214

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