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Key works in the sociology of religion

Religion has increasingly attracted the attention of the political and media public in recent decades and has often become a controversial topic. At the same time, religion has (again) increasingly moved into the focus of scientific research, which can be seen not least from the increase in research and publications on the sociology of religion since the mid-1990s. The recent renaissance of religion in sociology also affects the number of students and doctoral candidates who develop an interest in topics and questions relating to the sociology of religion. It is also reflected in religion-related courses and research associations. This volume offers an overview of the classic texts of the sociology of religion for study purposes and thus closes the gap created by the increased interest in the research field of religion.

The content

Overview of the classical texts and works of relevance to the sociology of religion in over 70 articles

The target groups

  • Religious scholar
  • Sociologists
  • Theologians
  • Students and doctoral candidates interested in religious research

The publishers

Dr. Christel Gardener is a professor and mentor in the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” at the University of Münster.

Dr. Gert pimple is Professor of Religious and Church Sociology at the Institute for Practical Theology of the Theological Faculty of the University of Leipzig.

Keywords

Sociology of Religion Religion Religious Social Forms Secularization Religion and Society Social Structure Sociology of Culture Theory of Religions
  • Christel Gardener
  • Gert pimple
  1. 1.WWU MünsterMünsterGermany
  2. 2. University of Leipzig-Leipzig-Germany

About the editors

Dr. Christel Gardener is professor and mentor in the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” at the University of Münster.

Dr. Gert pimple is Professor of Religious and Church Sociology at the Institute for Practical Theology of the Theological Faculty of the University of Leipzig.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleKey Works of the Sociology of Religion
  • EditorsChristel Gärtner
    Gert pimple
  • Series TitlePublication of the section Sociology of Religion of the German Society for Sociology
  • Series Abbreviated Title DGS
  • DOIhttps: //doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-15250-5
  • Copyright InformationSpringer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature2019
  • Publisher NameSpringer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Social Science and Law (German Language)
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-658-15249-9
  • eBook ISBN978-3-658-15250-5
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of PagesXIX, 669
  • Number of Illustrations3 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • Topics Sociology of Religion
    Sociology of Culture
    Religious Studies, general
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