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Book: The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion

Edited by Adam Possamai – Professor, Western Sydney University and Anthony J. Blasi – Tennessee State University (Retired)

The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion takes a three-pronged look at this, namely investigating the role of religion in society; unpacking and evaluating the significance of religion in and on human history; and tracing and outlining the social forces and influences that shape religion.  This encyclopedia covers a range of themes from:

  • fundamental topics like definitions
  • secularization
  • dimensions of religiosity to such emerging issues as civil religion
  • new religious movements

This Encyclopedia also addresses contemporary dilemmas such as fundamentalism and extremism and the role of gender in religion.

It is now available both in print and online: