The Sociology of Religion

Davie's preface and first chapter begin with an important criticism of the discipline of sociology: namely, that the apparent tension between “modernity” and religion needs to be rethought. Her text—useful for advanced undergraduate or graduate seminars—demonstrates that, while this tension may...

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Published in:Sociology of religion
Main Author: MacMillen, Sarah L.
Format: Electronic Review
Language:English
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Published: Oxford Univ. Press 2009
In: Sociology of religion
Year: 2009, Volume: 70, Issue: 2, Pages: 203-204
Further subjects:B Book review
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Summary:Davie's preface and first chapter begin with an important criticism of the discipline of sociology: namely, that the apparent tension between “modernity” and religion needs to be rethought. Her text—useful for advanced undergraduate or graduate seminars—demonstrates that, while this tension may reside in sociology and the sub-discipline of the study of religious phenomenon, it is possible to be “both fully modern and fully religious” (ix). This is an important perspective given the sometimes inimical relationship between mainstream sociology and the sociology of religion.
ISSN:1759-8818
Contains:Enthalten in: Sociology of religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/socrel/srp023