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The Sociology of Religion: A Bibliographical Survey - Bibliographies and Indexes in Religious Studies (Hardback)
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The Sociology of Religion: A Bibliographical Survey - Bibliographies and Indexes in Religious Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 309 Pages / Published: 21/10/1986
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Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313247101
Number of pages: 309
Weight: 625 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 19 mm
Edition: Annotated edition


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"[This book] lists 1,013 books and articles dealing with the sociology of religion. With few exceptions, the items are drawn from the literature of the last twenty years. English language items are predominant though there is a considerable number of items in other languages. Each item is accompanied by an annotation that gives the contents of the item and, whenever possible, referes to other items in the volume on the same subject. The items are divided into 24 subject sections, the first four of which deal with sociology of religion generalities (general works; classics; commentaries; journals) while the rest of the subject sections take up particular points in the sociology of religion (e.g., the Protestant ethic, typologies of religious organizations, sects and cults.... The compiler has prefaced his bibliography with an essay on the development of the sociology of religion from Durkheim and Weber on to the present and has fittingly and helpfully concluded his work with author, subject, and title indexes. The subject index is especially useful and gives full access to the wealth of information made available through this bibliography. Enthusiastically recommended."-Association for the Development of Religious Information Services
"Brighton Polytechnic sociologist Homan's 1,013-item selective bibliography complements bibliographies of narrower scope, listing seminal, accessible books and journal articles that should interest beginners and advanced scholars alike. Its two best features are its subject index (supplemented by author and title indexes) and its annotations. Often evaluative as well as descriptive, and always clearly written, these excellent annotations contain unexpected information, such as where a work has been reprinted or whether it has an extensive bibliography. Homan focuses on material done in English during the last twenty years, although foreign-language citations (especially French) and important classic works are not slighted. Particularly useful for the undergraduate is the overview of leading journals in the field. ... The print is clear and the volume sturdily bound. A well-realized bibliography of lasting value. Students and general readers."-Choice
"Following the plan of other titles in this series, an introductory essay reviews the discipline in its historical context, discusses major trends and approaches, and renders an informed forecast of future research needs. While research in the sociology of religion has been quite broad this bibliography is, by design, representative rather than exhaustive. Items are judged on their significance and contribution to the discipline. Books and articles from both Western and non-Western religious traditions are included; conference papers are not. Although the initial sections identify landmark works, the bibliography focuses, with a few exceptions, on studies published within the past two decades. This scholarly survey of the discipline consists of just over a thousand carefully annotated entries, beginning with general works, followed by classics in the field (that is, the writings of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and others), commetaries, and contributions toward major areas of research. . . . Throughout, Homan's broad understanding of the discipline and its interrelationships is apparent. This critical work will serve well the needs of scholars in this as well as related disciplines."-ARBA
" This book lists 1,013 books and articles dealing with the sociology of religion. With few exceptions, the items are drawn from the literature of the last twenty years. English language items are predominant though there is a considerable number of items in other languages. Each item is accompanied by an annotation that gives the contents of the item and, whenever possible, referes to other items in the volume on the same subject. The items are divided into 24 subject sections, the first four of which deal with sociology of religion generalities (general works; classics; commentaries; journals) while the rest of the subject sections take up particular points in the sociology of religion (e.g., the Protestant ethic, typologies of religious organizations, sects and cults.... The compiler has prefaced his bibliography with an essay on the development of the sociology of religion from Durkheim and Weber on to the present and has fittingly and helpfully concluded his work with author, subject, and title indexes. The subject index is especially useful and gives full access to the wealth of information made available through this bibliography. Enthusiastically recommended."-Association for the Development of Religious Information Services
?Brighton Polytechnic sociologist Homan's 1,013-item selective bibliography complements bibliographies of narrower scope, listing seminal, accessible books and journal articles that should interest beginners and advanced scholars alike. Its two best features are its subject index (supplemented by author and title indexes) and its annotations. Often evaluative as well as descriptive, and always clearly written, these excellent annotations contain unexpected information, such as where a work has been reprinted or whether it has an extensive bibliography. Homan focuses on material done in English during the last twenty years, although foreign-language citations (especially French) and important classic works are not slighted. Particularly useful for the undergraduate is the overview of leading journals in the field. ... The print is clear and the volume sturdily bound. A well-realized bibliography of lasting value. Students and general readers.?-Choice
?Following the plan of other titles in this series, an introductory essay reviews the discipline in its historical context, discusses major trends and approaches, and renders an informed forecast of future research needs. While research in the sociology of religion has been quite broad this bibliography is, by design, representative rather than exhaustive. Items are judged on their significance and contribution to the discipline. Books and articles from both Western and non-Western religious traditions are included; conference papers are not. Although the initial sections identify landmark works, the bibliography focuses, with a few exceptions, on studies published within the past two decades. This scholarly survey of the discipline consists of just over a thousand carefully annotated entries, beginning with general works, followed by classics in the field (that is, the writings of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and others), commetaries, and contributions toward major areas of research. . . . Throughout, Homan's broad understanding of the discipline and its interrelationships is apparent. This critical work will serve well the needs of scholars in this as well as related disciplines.?-ARBA
?[This book] lists 1,013 books and articles dealing with the sociology of religion. With few exceptions, the items are drawn from the literature of the last twenty years. English language items are predominant though there is a considerable number of items in other languages. Each item is accompanied by an annotation that gives the contents of the item and, whenever possible, referes to other items in the volume on the same subject. The items are divided into 24 subject sections, the first four of which deal with sociology of religion generalities (general works; classics; commentaries; journals) while the rest of the subject sections take up particular points in the sociology of religion (e.g., the Protestant ethic, typologies of religious organizations, sects and cults.... The compiler has prefaced his bibliography with an essay on the development of the sociology of religion from Durkheim and Weber on to the present and has fittingly and helpfully concluded his work with author, subject, and title indexes. The subject index is especially useful and gives full access to the wealth of information made available through this bibliography. Enthusiastically recommended.?-Association for the Development of Religious Information Services

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