SOCI239 - SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION

Classic theory of religion in Durkheim and Weber, as well as contemporary theories of religious movements. Topics include ritual, magic, and mystical experience; religious ethics and salvation beliefs; the dynamics of cults, sects and mainstream churches; origins, expansion and decline of religions; religions and social class; religions and politics. The spectrum of religions in the contemporary United States will be examined, as well as historical comparisons.
Section 601 - SEM
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CRANNEY, STEPHEN