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By Stephen Sharot

A Sociology of global Religions provides a comparative research of the world's religions, concentrating on the variations and interrelationships among spiritual elites and lay lots. In every one case the quantity contextualizes how the relationships among those non secular kinds healthy inside of, and are motivated 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 spiritual motion, drawing on Durkheim, Marxist students, and the paintings of up to date sociologists and anthropolgists. the next chapters every one specialise in significant spiritual cultures, together with Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Judaism, and the religions of China and Japan. This formidable undertaking is the 1st to provide a comparability of the preferred, or people, types of faith round the world.

Sharot's obtainable introductions to every of the area religions, synthesizing an unlimited literature on renowned faith from sociology, anthropology, and historians of faith, make the venture perfect for path use. His comparative technique and unique analyses will turn out profitable even for specialists on all of the global religions.

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