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Sociology of Religion
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McGuire, Meredith. 2010. “Sociology of Religion”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Current events illustrate the importance of understanding religion and its role in contemporary societies. What are we to make of the rise of violent religious movements willing to engage in terrorism to promote their religious and political ends? How can we understand why religious movements might commit suicide for religious reasons? Why do people...

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