This should have wide readership among all serious students of our present cultural crisis. In a few places excellent programs exist that point the way to what can be done more generally.
But I have in recent year become increasingly impatient with the sociology of religion as an isolated perspective. The study of religion seems at the moment to attract a number of mavericks and wanderers in the academy and I am grateful for the opportunities I have had in pursuing it to move outside the established structures and across the usual divisions of the university.
To be genuinely fruitful, it seems to me, the sociology of religion must join other approaches to the actual phenomena of religion. In some major universities there is no department devoted to this aspect of human experience. Reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.
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The systematic study of religion. There was a problem adding your email address. Review of Norman O. Although he presents them as a contribution to the identification of religion as an independent field of reflection and research in the university, their interest and value lies in the sweep they give to those trends and movements in the contemporary world that raise perennial religious issues with new urgency.
The result is a volume that has few rivals as an account of where the human race has arrived, religiously, in our day. Like so many others I have come to the field of religion from a particular discipline, in my case, sociology. The author draws upon diverse resources in his discussion of the changes affecting contemporary religion--his studies in Asia, particularly Japan; his knowledgeability as a sociologist of religion; and his sensitivity to the artistic--the ""ecstatic symbolisms"" which he finds in the poetry of Wallace Stevens or the writings of Norman O.
Religion is still something of a stepchild in the American University. All the great overarching systems of belief, conservative and radical alike, have lost their viability.
What is sought today is a religious outlook and expression that accommodates the increased freedom of personality and society in the modern world.Beyond Belief: Essays on Religion in a Post-Traditionalist World Robert N. Bellah Limited preview - Beyond Belief: Essays on Religion in a Post-Traditional World.
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In some major universities there is no department devoted to this aspect of human experience. In others the department is only.Download