Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

This introductory text explores the historical and contemporary relevance of religion to social life, through an examination of practice and belief. Author Hunt reconsiders how theories and concepts are lived at the level of selfhood and cultural identity, through religious and spiritual belief. At the same time he looks at contemporary changes in religious life and how these are impacted by socialization, institutional belonging, and belief, and at the significance of class, gender, age and ethnicity. Individual chapters cover a range of issues, such as: * religion, identity and community * secularization and pluralism * traditional Christianity: change and continuity * globalization and the global context * religion and ethnicity. The text challenges much current sociological thought and deals with contemporary Christianity, a range of world faiths and new and developing expressions of religion and spirituality. With tables and diagrams to illustrate key points and trends, it provides an accessible and captivating introduction to the sociology of religion.

Buy Religion and Everyday Life book by Stephen Hunt from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415351546
ISBN-10: 0415351545
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Religion and Everyday Life book by Stephen Hunt and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Stephen Hunt

Stephen Hunt is a Reader in Sociology and lecturer at the University of the West of England. He has written extensively on the topics of contemporary Christianity and New Religious Movements. His publications include The Alpha Initiative: Evangelism in the Post-Christian Era (Ashgate, 2004), Alternative Religion: A Sociological Introduction ( Ashgate, 2003) and Religion in the West: A Sociological Perspective (MacMillan, 2001).

Books By Author Stephen Hunt

Stealers' War by Stephen Hunt

The Stealers' War

Paperback, March 2016
$29.69
Foul Tide's Turning by Stephen Hunt

Foul Tide's Turning

Paperback, January 2016
$17.99
In Dark Service by Stephen Hunt

In Dark Service

Paperback, March 2015
$17.99
From the Deep of the Dark by Stephen Hunt

From the Deep of the Dark

Paperback, September 2012
$18.77