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James A. Beckford & James T. Richardson

In: The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

Chapter 19: Religion and Regulation

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Religion and Regulation
Religion and regulation

This chapter will show that religion – just like many other spheres of social life – is the subject and object of regulation. Religion is involved in regulating aspects of social life; and it is an object of regulation by internal and external agencies. Sociological understanding of religion must, therefore, ...

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