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SOC 461: Sociology of Religion

Throughout recorded history, and across the globe, religion has served as an agent of peace and protest, reconciliation and war. Within the United States, religion has played a prominent role in the development of the American culture and remains closely tied to some of the most hotly contested social issues: abortion, sexuality, First Amendment freedoms, and family values. This course will review the social foundations of religion, explore the diverse religious movements, and examine the relationship between religion and the larger culture.

Roger Finke

Pennsylvania State University

Public College or University
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Undergraduate Course
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Religious Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology

General Comparative Traditions
Religous Tradition

Gender/Women/ Sexuality, Politics/Law/Government, Race/Ethnicity

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