Sociology and the World’s Religions

  • Malcolm B. Hamilton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 249-273

About this book


Sociological and related studies of systems of religion tend to be fragmented. This book brings together and assesses a diverse range of substantive sociological, anthropological and social-psychological scholarship dealing with the broad spectrum of religious belief, experience and behaviour from the work of anthropologists on the religions of tribal and pre-industrial peoples to explorations of the origins, development and impact of the great world religions. The book will have particular appeal not only in the fields of sociology, social anthropology, but also religious studies.


anthropology behavior Christianity Islam religion religious belief religious studies sociology world religions

Authors and affiliations

  • Malcolm B. Hamilton
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of ReadingUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-65223-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37439-3
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