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Religion and social theory / Bryan S. Turner

Main Author Turner, Bryan S. Country Reino Unido. Edition 2nd ed Publication London : Sage, cop. 1991 Description XXIV, 264 p. ; 22 cm Series Theory, Culture &=and Society ISBN 0-8039-8569-X CDU 316.334.4
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The second edition of this major book on the social analysis of religion incorporates a substantial new introduction by Bryan S Turner. Religion and Social Theory assesses the different theoretical approaches to the social function of religion. Turner discusses at length the ideas of key contributors to these approaches (including Engels, Durkheim, Weber, Nietzsche, Freud, Parsons, Marcuse, Habermas and Foucault). In so doing, he develops a distinctive perspective on the role of religion as an institutional link between economic and human reproduction.

Social theories of religion are explored through a resolutely comparative and historical analysis of the Abrahamic faiths - Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Relating c

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction to the Second Edition
  • Other Religions
  • Social Cement
  • Religion as Social Control
  • Feudalism and Religion
  • Individualism, Capitalism and Religion
  • Social Opium
  • Religion as Exchange
  • Religion and Political Legitimacy
  • Religion and Global Politics
  • cular Bodies and the Dance of Death
  • Appendix
  • What is Religion?

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