Focuses on foremost figures in the development of sociology of religion. This book ranges from the work of Max Weber, right up to that of contemporary writers such as Peter Berger and Niklas Luhmann. It is suitable for a student of sociology of religion.
"Key Thinkers in the Sociology of Religion" takes a focused look at the foremost figures in the development of the field. From the groundbreaking work of Max Weber, right up to that of contemporary writers such as Peter Berger and Niklas Luhmann, this volume is an essential companion for the student of sociology of religion.Charting the development of theory in this area, each chapter looks at the life and work of an individual theorist, building to a picture of the field as it is today. Richard Fenn's book provides a route to a rounded understanding of the field, through the thought that defined it.
Introduction; Key Thinkers:; Emile Durkheim; Sigmund Freud; Max Weber; Talcott Parsons; David Martin; Brian Wilson; Peter Berger; Niklas Luhmann; Clifford Gertz; Maurice Bloch; Catherine Bell; Bibliography.