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 each one case the quantity contextualizes how the relationships among those spiritual kinds healthy inside of, and are encouraged by means of, the broader socio-political environment.

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

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

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