This is an introduction to the sociology of religion. We will begin by discussing questions such as: What is religion? Where does it come from? What is its fate in modern societies? We then will consider varieties of religious expression, exploring how social context shapes religious belief and practice. Finally, we will study American religion, focusing especially on what we can learn from social surveys.
Private College or University Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Undergraduate Course Class Type
2013 Date Published
Religious Studies, Sociology Discipline
General Comparative Traditions Religous Tradition