Religion and Social Theory (Published in Association with Theory #10) (Paperback)

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780803985698
ISBN-10: 080398569X
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Publication Date: September 6th, 1991
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Published in Association with Theory