Religion and Globalization
In his exploration of the interaction between religion and worldwide social and cultural change, the author examines the major theories of global change and discusses the ways in which such change impinges on contemporary religious practice, meaning and influence.
Beyer explores some of the key issues in understanding the shape of religion today, including religion as culture and as social system, pure and applied religion, privatized and publicly influential religion, and liberal versus conservative religions. He goes on to apply these issues to five contemporary illustrative cases: the American Christian Right; Liberation Theology movements in Latin America; the Islamic Revolution in Iran; Zionists in Israel; and religious environmentalism.
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Chapter 2 SocioCultural Particularism in a Global Society
Chapter 3 Systemic Religion in Global Society
Chapter 4 Religion and Social Movements in Global Society
Part II Case Studies
Chapter 5 The New Christian Right in the United States
Chapter 6 The Liberation Theological Movement in Latin America