Bringing Back the Social into the Sociology of Religion

Veronique Altglas, Matthew Wood

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The contributors to Bringing Back the Social into the Sociology of Religion explore how 'bringing the social back into the sociology of religion' makes possible a more adequate sociological understanding of such topics as power, emotions, the self, or ethnic relations in religious life. In particular, they do so by engaging with social theories and addressing issues of epistemology and scientific reflexivity. The chapters of this book cover a range of different religious traditions and regions of the world such as Sufism in Pakistan; the Kabbalah Centre in Europe, Brazil and Israel; African Christian missions in Europe; and Evangelical Christianity in France and Oceania. They are based upon original empirical research, making use of a range of methods - quantitative, ethnographic and documentary.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages218
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-36879-8
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-30047-7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

Publication series

NameStudies in Critical Research on Religion
ISSN (Electronic)1877-2129


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