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Secularization and Its Discontents

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Secularization and Its Discontents by Rob Warner
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This is an authoritative guide to contemporary debates and issues in the sociology of religion providing a clear examination of classical secularization and the post-secularization paradigm. "Secularization and Its Discontents" provides an illuminating overview of major current debates in the sociology of religion, exploring changing patterns of religious practice in the West during the past 150 years. Examining classical secularization theory as well as modified versions that allow for difference between national and social contexts, Rob Warner also explores the proposed post-secularization paradigm, as well as its close offshoot, rational choice theory. Possibilities for a spiritual revolution and the feminisation of religion are scrutinised, and also theories of the durability of conservative religion. The author goes on to develop a new interpretation of resilient religion from an analysis of 21st century trends in religious participation. These are categorised as entrepreneurial and experiential-therapeutic, before the volume finally focuses upon individual identity construction through autonomous religious consumption. This book provides a clear and penetrating overview of theoretical frameworks and develops a new theoretical synthesis derived from fresh examination of empirical data, and will be of interest to academics and students in religious studies, practical theology and the sociology of religion.

Author Biography

Dr Rob Warner is Head of Theology, Religious and Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, Lampeter, UK. He lectures in Sociology of Religion and Practical Theology.
Release date Australia
October 21st, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Continuum Publishing Corporation
Pages
240
Dimensions
156x234x18
ISBN-13
9781441127853
Product ID
3967271

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