The Centrality of Religion in Social Life: Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford

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Eileen Barker
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - 247 pagini
James A Beckford's work is internationally acclaimed not only in the sociology of religion, but also in other fields of the social sciences. This book is a collection of essays written in Beckford's honour, drawing on a number of religious themes that have been central to Beckford's interests.

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Contexts Concepts
The InnerWorld Mysticism and a Successful Social Integration
The European Court of Human Rights Minority Religions and
Learning from the Jehovahs Witnesses
Can we use Conversion Accounts
The Religious and the Political
Religion Human Power and Powerlessness
Centring on
A list of James A Beckfords most important works
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Eileen Barker PhD, OBE, FBA, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the London School of Economics, UK. She has written over 250 publications (that have been translated into 27 languages) including New Religious Movements: A Practical Introduction and the award-winning The Making of a Moonie, now held by Ashgate. She has edited/co-edited 8 books and has been on the faculty of LSE since 1970. She is also the founder and Chair of Inform, an NGO supported by the government and mainstream Churches that provides enquirers with information about minority religions.

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