Alternative sociologies of religion : through non-western eyes

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Full title: Alternative sociologies of religion : through non-western eyes / James V. Spickard.
Main author: Spickard, James V., (Author)
Format: Book           


Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : a sociologist thinks about religion
  • Sociology's default view of religion
  • The default view's historical-cultural origins
  • To China : a Confucian alternative
  • China applied : feeding the holy community
  • To north Africa : an Arab judge looks at history
  • Ibn Khaldūn applied : Medjugorje and the Islamic state
  • To the American southwest : Navajo ritual and the experience of time
  • Navajo ritual applied : world-healing at the Catholic worker
  • Are we stealing the Elgin marbles?
  • Postscript : living in a global world.