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By James V. Spickard

ISBN-10: 1479826634

ISBN-13: 9781479826636

ISBN-10: 1479866318

ISBN-13: 9781479866311

Alternative Sociologies of Religion explores what the sociology of faith may seem like had it emerged in a Confucian, Muslim, or local American tradition instead of in a Christian one.   

Sociology has lengthy used Western Christianity as a version for all spiritual existence. therefore, the sector has tended to focus on points of faith that Christians locate vital, akin to non secular ideals and formal agencies, whereas paying much less cognizance to different elements.   instead of easily criticizing such boundaries, James V. Spickard imagines what the sociology of faith might appear like had it arisen in 3 non-Western societies.  What elements of faith may students see extra sincerely in the event that they have been raised in Confucian China?  What may well they know about faith from Ibn Khaldun, the famed 14th century Arab scholar?  What may they larger comprehend, had they been born Navajo, whose conventional faith definitely doesn't revolve round ideals and firms?  

Through those concept experiments, Spickard indicates how non-Western rules comprehend a few elements of religions--even of Western religions--better than does usual sociology.  the quantity exhibits how non-Western frameworks can shed new mild on a number of various dimensions of non secular lifestyles, together with the query of who continues non secular groups, the relationships among faith and ethnicity as resources of social ties, and the function of embodied event in spiritual rituals. those techniques show primary points of latest religions that the dominant approach of doing sociology fails to notice.  every one strategy additionally presents investigators with new theoretical assets to steer them deeper into their subjects.  the quantity makes a compelling case for adopting an international point of view within the social sciences. 

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