This new, updated edition offers a reliable introduction to the main ways in which sociology has illuminated religion and religious change. But more than that, it raises profound questions about how religion, and its refusal to die, challenges sociology - a discipline founded on belief in the inevitability of secularisationLinda WoodheadProfessor of Sociology of Religion, Lancaster University
The book aptly captures the current debates and essence of the sociology of religion. It is a conceptually, empirically and theoretically grounded text.
Gives a concise understandable view of the field of study.
Very interesting book written by a well-known sociologist of religion. The book discusses the principal anthropological/sociological theories and concepts. It is essential for undergraduate, master and PhD students and research projects on this field.
I highly recommend this book for its critical analysis of religion, the methodological challenges it addresses in the sociological study of religion, the theoretical and changing perspectives of religion and its focus on religion and the everyday.
Good overview of religion outside of U.S. context.
Excellent introductory text for beginners to the sociology of religion.
Excellent book on the area of Religion and Sociology!