SCM Core Text Sociology of Religion

by Andrew Dawson

SCM Core Text Sociology of Religion
Publication date: 2011-04-30
Number of pages: 212
ISBN: 9780334043362
Sociology of Religion is an increasingly popular component of courses in religious studies at undergraduate level. While most textbooks on the Sociology of Religion are written from a sociological background, this new student-friendly textbook aims to introduce the field and the subjects studied by sociologists of religion to students with a background in theology and religious studies.Andrew Dawson outlines how sociologists approach the subject of religion and introduces sociological research methods, before highlighting some of the key areas studied by sociology of religion such as the rise of fundamentalism, gender issues and the debate about secularisation.The book is aimed at upper level undergraduates and offers case studies, suggestions for further reading and questions for further study.Andrew Dawson is Lecturer in Religious Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Lancaster University where he teaches among other courses in Sociology of Religion. He was previously Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester. 169426 Andrew Dawson
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