An exciting journey into the Sociology of Religion. Book review on “Sociology of Religion: An Introduction” by E.A. Ostrovskaya

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14515/monitoring.2019.4.19

Keywords:

sociology of Religion, religiosity, religious organizations, sociological research, sociology of religion

Abstract

The review introduces the readers to the new book by the well-known Russian sociologist Elena Ostrovskaya “Sociology of Religion: An Introduction” published in 2018 by the St Petersburg Oriental Studies Publishing House. The book provides a fascinating and detailed overview of the main classical and contemporary concepts of religion applied in sociology. It explains how sociological methods help explore manifestations of religion in everyday life, how religious organizations function and how religion is evolving in media space. The book is intended for a wide audience and can satisfy even the most sophisticated reader.

Author Biography

Sergei V. Trophimov, Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
    • Cand. Sci. (Soc. Sci.), Associate Professor, Chair of Modern Sociology, Faculty of Sociology

Published

2019-06-04

Issue

Section

BOOK REVIEW