A comparative sociology of world religions [electronic resource] : virtuosos, priests, and popular religion / Stephen Sharot.
By: Sharot, Stephen.
Contributor(s): ebrary, Inc.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : New York University Press, c2001Description: vii, 344 p.Subject(s): Religion and sociology | ReligionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 306.6 Online resources: An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-335) and index.
World religions, elites, and popular religion -- Religious action : a Weberian model -- Elites and masses : Max Weber, Weberian scholars, and Marxist analysis -- China : state religion, elites, and popular religion in a syncretistic milieu -- India : Brahmans, renouncers, and popular Hinduism -- Nirvana and spirits : Buddhism and animism in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia -- Hierocracy and popular religion : Catholicism in 'traditional' Europe -- Elite scholars and popular saints : a brief excursus on Islam and Judaism -- Protestants, Catholics, and the reform of popular religion -- Comparisons.
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