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Published: 16 February 2012

192 Pages


ISBN: 9780199557011

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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'