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Religion in the Contemporary World: A Sociological Introduction

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In the new edition of this widely praised text, Alan Aldridge examines the complex realities of religious belief, practice and institutions. Religion is a powerful and controversial force in the contemporary world, even in supposedly secular societies. Almost all societies seek to cultivate religions and faith communities as sources of social stability and engines of social progress. They also try to combat real and imagined abuses and excess, regulating cults that brainwash vulnerable people, containing fundamentalism that ...

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Religion in the Contemporary World: A Sociological Introduction
2013, Polity Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780745653471

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Religion in the Contemporary World: A Sociological Introduction
2013, Polity Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780745653464

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Religion in the Contemporary World: A Sociological Introduction
2007, Polity Press

ISBN-13: 9780745634050

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