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Patricia Wittberg

In: The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

Chapter 15: Orders and Schisms on the Sacred Periphery

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Orders and Schisms on the Sacred Periphery
Orders and schisms on the sacred periphery

The role of religion in societies, and in the lives of individuals, has been a central preoccupation of sociologists since the founding of the discipline. According to Durkheim and his successors, religious participation creates and enhances social integration; according to Marx, religion is a pernicious ...

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