A comparative sociology of world religions virtuosos, priests, and popular religion

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Abstract

A Sociology of World Religions presents a comparative analysis of the world's religions, focusing on the differences and interrelationships between religious elites and lay masses. In each case the volume contextualizes how the relationships between these two religious forms fit within, and are influenced by, the wider socio-political environment. After introducing the book's major themes, the volume introduces and builds upon an analysis of Weber's model of religious action, drawing on Durkheim, Marxist scholars, and the work of contemporary sociologists and anthropolgists. The following chap
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNew York University Press
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Religion and sociology

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