The Resource The future of religion : secularization, revival, and cult formation, Rodney Stark and William Sims Bainbridge

The future of religion : secularization, revival, and cult formation, Rodney Stark and William Sims Bainbridge

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The future of religion : secularization, revival, and cult formation
Title
The future of religion
Title remainder
secularization, revival, and cult formation
Statement of responsibility
Rodney Stark and William Sims Bainbridge
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Religion is alive and well in the modern world, and the social-scientific study of religion is undergoing a renaissance. For much of this century, respected social theorists predicted the death of religion as inevitable consequence of science, education, and modern economics. But they were wrong. Stark and Bainbridge set out to explain the survival of religion. Using information derived from numerous surveys, censuses, historical case studies, and ethnographic field expeditions, they chart the full sweep of contemporary religion from the traditional denominations to the most fervent cults. This wealth of information is located within a coherent theoretical framework that examines religion as a social response to human needs, both the general needs shared by all and the desires specific to those who are denied the economic rewards or prestige enjoyed by the privileged. By explaining the forms taken by religions today, Stark and Bainbridge allow us to understand its persistence in a secular age and its prospects for the future.--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stark, Rodney
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL48
LC item number
.S72 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bainbridge, William Sims
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion
  • Sects
  • Cults
  • Secularism
  • Cults
  • Religion
  • Sectes
  • Cultes
  • Sécularisation
  • Cults
  • Religion
  • Sects
  • Secularism
  • Kult
  • Religion
  • Religiöse Bewegung
  • Sekte
  • Säkularismus
  • Zukunft
  • Godsdienstige bewegingen
  • Sekten
  • Secularisatie (maatschappij)
Label
The future of religion : secularization, revival, and cult formation, Rodney Stark and William Sims Bainbridge
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 531- 557
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of religion -- Of churches, sects, and cults -- The spectrum of faiths -- Religious regionalism -- The eternal exodus : causes of religious dissent and schism -- American-born sect movements -- Sect transformation and upward mobility : the missing mechanisms -- Three models of cult formation -- Cult movements in America : a reconnaissance -- Client and audience cults in America -- Cult membership in the roaring twenties -- Scientology : to be perfectly clear -- The rise and decline of transcendental meditation -- Networks of faith : interpersonal bonds and recruitment to cults and sects -- Friendship, religion, and the occult -- The arithmetic of social movements : theoretical implications -- The "consciousness reformation" reconsidered -- Who joins cult movements? -- Secularization, revival, and cult formation -- Church and cult in Canada -- Europe's receptivity to cults and sects -- Rebellion, repressive regimes, and religious movements
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 571 pages
Isbn
9780520057319
Lccn
83018221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)9944606
Label
The future of religion : secularization, revival, and cult formation, Rodney Stark and William Sims Bainbridge
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 531- 557
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of religion -- Of churches, sects, and cults -- The spectrum of faiths -- Religious regionalism -- The eternal exodus : causes of religious dissent and schism -- American-born sect movements -- Sect transformation and upward mobility : the missing mechanisms -- Three models of cult formation -- Cult movements in America : a reconnaissance -- Client and audience cults in America -- Cult membership in the roaring twenties -- Scientology : to be perfectly clear -- The rise and decline of transcendental meditation -- Networks of faith : interpersonal bonds and recruitment to cults and sects -- Friendship, religion, and the occult -- The arithmetic of social movements : theoretical implications -- The "consciousness reformation" reconsidered -- Who joins cult movements? -- Secularization, revival, and cult formation -- Church and cult in Canada -- Europe's receptivity to cults and sects -- Rebellion, repressive regimes, and religious movements
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 571 pages
Isbn
9780520057319
Lccn
83018221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)9944606

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