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The proposal is for a modular text in the sociology of religion. The field shades into Theology/Religious Studies but the core market is sociology of religion.

Modern Times: Classical Approaches in the Social Scientific Study of Religion
Modern times: Classical approaches in the social scientific study of religion

In 1866 an American woman, Mary Baker Eddy, slipped on an icy footpath and severely injured herself. She was wary of conventional medicine, and had a general interest in alternative forms of treatment (Hall 2007: 83). While convalescing in bed, Eddy read in the Bible a story about Jesus performing a miraculous healing, following which she immediately became well (Hall 2007: 83). Keen to make sense of ...

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