Sociology of Religion

Sociology of religion is a subfield of sociology that studies how religion influences and is influenced by society. It investigates how religion shapes and is shaped by social structures, interactions, and cultures. It also examines how religion affects social issues, such as meaning, morality, identity, and change.In this category, you will find articles that explain sociological views of religion, such as the concepts of secularisation, civil religion, and religious pluralism, the theories of Durkheim, Weber, Marx, and Berger, the methods of researching and analysing religion, the sources and types of religion (e.g., beliefs, practices, organisations), the processes and mechanisms of religious diversity and inequality (e.g., conversion, conflict, cooperation), the consequences and challenges of religion for individuals and society (e.g., socialisation, rationalisation, globalisation), and the responses and solutions to religion (e.g., revivalism, fundamentalism, humanism). If you are interested in how religion affects and is affected by society, this category is for you.

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