Download e-book for iPad: A Comparative Sociology of World Religions: Virtuosi, by Stephen Sharot

By Stephen Sharot

ISBN-10: 0814798047

ISBN-13: 9780814798041

ISBN-10: 0814798055

ISBN-13: 9780814798058

A Sociology of global Religions provides a comparative research of the world's religions, concentrating on the diversities and interrelationships among spiritual elites and lay plenty. In every one case the quantity contextualizes how the relationships among those spiritual types healthy inside of, and are prompted by means of, the broader socio-political environment.

After introducing the book's significant topics, the quantity introduces and builds upon an research of Weber's version of spiritual motion, drawing on Durkheim, Marxist students, and the paintings of up to date sociologists and anthropolgists. the subsequent chapters every one specialise in significant non secular cultures, together with Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Judaism, and the religions of China and Japan. This bold undertaking is the 1st to supply a comparability of the preferred, or folks, kinds of faith round the world.

Sharot's obtainable introductions to every of the area religions, synthesizing an enormous literature on renowned faith from sociology, anthropology, and historians of faith, make the venture perfect for path use. His comparative strategy and unique analyses will turn out profitable even for specialists on all of the global religions.

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