An exciting journey into the Sociology of Religion. Book review on “Sociology of Religion: An Introduction” by E.A. Ostrovskaya
Keywords:sociology of Religion, religiosity, religious organizations, sociological research, sociology of religion
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.