Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2014

192 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198705215

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The Sacred in the Modern World

A Cultural Sociological Approach

Gordon Lynch

  • Provides a clear theoretical framework for defining and studying the sacred across the disciplines
  • Provides thorough grounding in debates about the definition of the sacred
  • Introduces ideas from cultural sociology to religious studies
  • Makes effective use of sacred to make sense of recent major social conflicts and scandals
  • Demonstrates the importance of the Media for the 'contemporary sacred'