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The Sociology of Religion : Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives, Paperback / softback Book

The Sociology of Religion : Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives Paperback / softback


This clear introduction to the sociology of religion combines a discussion of key theorists with a modern emphasis on the diversity of religious beliefs and practices.

Malcolm Hamilton's expanded second edition brings the discussion fully up-to-date, and extends its material on secularization and religious sects, giving a broad comparative view.

Drawing on the insights of history, anthropology and sociology, he surveys classic and contemporary theory to give a full picture of the variety and scope of theoretical perspectives.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Religion: general
  • ISBN: 9780415226677

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