Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2019/2020
Canadian Excellence

RE730
Sociology of Religion
0.5 Credit

The course examines key substantive, theoretical and methodological issues of the sociology of religion through the detailed study of important classical and contemporary works in the field. Representative issues addressed are: the social and psychological nature and function of religious experience, the character of conversion processes, the social and political implications of religious ideologies and organizations, the status of religious beliefs and practices in an age of seeming secularization.