The New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion

Reflecting the very latest developments in the field, the New Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of religion with a clear emphasis on comparative and historical approaches. * Covers major debates in secularization theory, rational choice theory, feminism and the body * Takes a multidisciplinary approach, covering history, sociology, anthropology, and religious studies * International in its scope, covering American exceptionalism, Native American spirituality, and China, Europe, and Southeast Asia * Offers discussions on the latest developments, including megachurches , spirituality, post-secular society and globalization