A Sociology of Spirituality (Theology and Religion in by Peter C. Jupp,Kieran Flanagan

By Peter C. Jupp,Kieran Flanagan

The emergence of spirituality in modern tradition in holistic kinds means that organised religions have failed. This thesis is explored and disputed during this publication in ways in which mark vital serious divisions. this can be the 1st number of essays to evaluate the importance of spirituality within the sociology of faith. The authors discover the connection of spirituality to the visible, individualism, gender, identification politics, schooling and cultural capital. the connection among secularisation and spirituality is tested and attention is given to the importance of Simmel in terms of a sociology of spirituality. difficulties of defining spirituality are debated as regards to its expression within the united kingdom, the us, France and Holland. This well timed, unique and good established quantity presents undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers with a scholarly appraisal of a phenomenon that could merely bring up in sociological significance.

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