Religion

Religions in Global Society

by Peter Beyer
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Religion
Pages: 328 pages
ISBN 13: 1134162782
ISBN 10: 9781134162789
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Religions in Global Society written by Peter Beyer, published by Routledge which was released on 2013-01-11. Download Religions in Global Society Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Written with exceptional clarity and illustrated with lively and diverse examples ranging from Islam and Hinduism to African traditional religions and new age spirituality, this is a fascinating overview of how religion has developed in a ... -- Peter Beyer, a distinguished sociologist of religion, presents a way of understanding religion in a contemporary global society - by analyzing it as a dimension of the historical process of globalization. Introducing theories of globalization and showing how they can be applied to world religions, Beyer reveals the nature of the contested category of ‘religion’: what it means, what it includes and what it implies in the world today. Written with exceptional clarity and illustrated with lively and diverse examples ranging from Islam and Hinduism to African traditional religions and new age spirituality, this is a fascinating overview of how religion has developed in a globalized society. It is recommended reading for students taking courses on sociology of religion, religion and globalization, and religion and modernity.