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Religion in Western Society (Sociology for a Changing World) by Stephen J. Hunt

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Religion: general,
  • Religious groups,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Religion,
  • Civilization,
  • Sociology of Religion,
  • Religion / Theology,
  • Christian Theology - General,
  • Developed countries,
  • Religion and sociology,
  • Western countries

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9600315M
ISBN 100333945913
ISBN 109780333945919

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Religion in the West: a sociological perspective -- 2. Secularization and the \"decline\" of religion -- 3. The resurgence of religion? -- 4. Western religion in the global context -- 5. Religion: change and stability in Western societies -- 6. Belief, practice and belonging -- 7. Challenges to Western Christianity -- 8. This book offers a comprehensive account of the nature and expression of contemporary forms of religion in Western societies. Drawing both on recent original work and classical and contemporary conceptual frameworks, it examines the beliefs, practices, patterns of organisation and significant trends in both mainstream and fringe religions including cults and by:   This book offers a comprehensive account of the nature and expression of contemporary forms of religion in Western societies. Drawing both on recent original work and classical and contemporary conceptual frameworks, it examines the beliefs, practices, patterns of organisation and significant trends in both mainstream and fringe religions including cults and /5(4). In this new edition of his classic work, Religion and the Rise of Western Culture, Christopher Dawson addresses two of the most pressing subjects of our day: the origin of Europe and the religious roots of Western the magisterial sweep of Toynbee, to whom he is often compared, Dawson tells here the tale of medieval by:

The Western religions refers to religions that originated within Western culture, and are thus historically, culturally, and theologically distinct from the Eastern term Abrahamic religions (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) is often used instead of using the East and West terminology.. Western culture itself was significantly influenced by the emergence of . This book offers a comprehensive account of the nature and expression of contemporary forms of religion in Western societies. Drawing both on recent original work and classical and contemporary conceptual frameworks, it examines the beliefs, practices, patterns of organisation and significant trends in both mainstream and fringe religions including cults and quasi-religions.   For junior/senior-level courses in Religion and Society in departments of Sociology and Religious Studies. Using an unbiased, balanced approach, the 8th edition of this text puts religion in its social context by discussing the impact of society on religion and helps students understand the role and function of religion in society that occur regardless of anyone's claims/5. Dawson's concern is to demonstrate that the history of religion is more than an aspect of Western culture; it is its foundation. In the first chapter Dawson introduces his thesis of the inexorable influence of Christian cultural history on Europe, not to demonstrate a Christian superiority or to create a nostalgic revision of a difficult past.

Buddhism in the West (or more narrowly Western Buddhism) broadly encompasses the knowledge and practice of Buddhism outside of Asia in the Western onal intersections between Western civilization and the Buddhist world have been occurring for thousands of years. The first Westerners to become Buddhists were Greeks who settled in . research among “non Western” cultures: WITCHCRAFT is The ability to harm others by harboring malevolent thoughts about them. SORCERY is the conscious and intentional use of magic. Witchcraft based in “Western” cultures is the intentional use of magic to aid or harm others, society, and the environment, and thus comparable to Size: 2MB. Religion is a social-cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements. However, there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion. Different religions may or may not contain various elements . About the American Academy of Religion. The AAR is the largest scholarly society dedicated to the academic study of religion, with more than 8, members around the world. The AAR's mission is to foster excellence in the academic study of religion and enhance the public understanding of religion. Learn More about the AAR.