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ISBN-10: 081539330X

ISBN-13: 9780815393306

David Martin is a pioneer of a political sociology of faith that integrates a mixed research of nationalism and political religions with the heritage of faith. He used to be one of many first critics of the so-called secularization thesis, and his historic orientation makes him one of many few notable students who've persevered the paintings all started by means of Max Weber and Emile Durkheim. This assortment presents the 1st scholarly evaluation of his highly influential paintings and encompasses a bankruptcy written by means of David Martin himself.

Starting with an creation that contextualises David Martin’s theories at the sociology of faith, either at present and traditionally, this quantity goals to hide David Martin’s lifework in its entirety. a world panel of individuals sheds new gentle on his stories of specific geographical components (Britain, Latin the US, Scandinavia) and on definite systematic fields (secularization, violence, song, Pentecostalism, the relation among sociology and theology). David Martin’s concluding bankruptcy addresses the serious issues raised according to his theories.

This e-book addresses one of many key figures within the improvement of the sociology of faith, and as such it will likely be of serious curiosity to all students of the sociology of religion.

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