A Comparative Sociology of World Religions: Virtuosi, by Stephen Sharot

By Stephen Sharot

A Sociology of global Religions provides a comparative research of the world's religions, targeting the variations and interrelationships among non secular elites and lay lots. In every one case the quantity contextualizes how the relationships among those non secular types healthy inside of, and are inspired via, the broader socio-political environment.

After introducing the book's significant subject matters, the amount 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 concentrate on significant non secular cultures, together with Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Judaism, and the religions of China and Japan. This formidable venture is the 1st to provide a comparability of the preferred, or people, sorts of faith round the world.

Sharot's obtainable introductions to every of the area religions, synthesizing an unlimited literature on renowned faith from sociology, anthropology, and historians of faith, make the venture perfect for direction use. His comparative method and unique analyses will end up profitable even for specialists on all of the international religions.

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