Restoring the Image: Religion and Society - Essays in Honour of David Martin (Lincoln Studies in Religion & Society)

Restoring the Image: Religion and Society - Essays in Honour of David Martin (Lincoln Studies in Religion & Society)

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Andrew Walker, Martyn Percy
Continuum International Publishing Group - Sheffie, 01/03/2001
EAN 9781841270647, ISBN10: 1841270644
210 pages, 23.4 x 16.2 x 1.8 cm

Specially commissioned essays evaluating the work of David Martin, one of the most prominent British sociologists of religion. David Martin is a world-renowned sociologist, and one of the most prominent sociologists of religion ever to have emerged from the British Isles. Noted for his work on secularization, Pentecostalism, the Church of England and religious trends in general, his work has influenced the entire shape of a discipline that is now firmly established in many universities. This volume celebrates his 70th birthday, and his substantial and varied contributions to the sociology of religion stretching over a 50 year period. Andrew Walker and Martyn Percy have collated and edited a collection of essays - all freshly commissioned - that evaluate Martin's work. Contributors include Bryan Wilson, Steve Bruce, Grace Davie, Graham Howes, Richard Fenn, Karel Dobbelaere, Christie Davies, Robin Gill, Bernice Martin and Kieran Flanagan. This timely and appreciative volume is essential reading for all who want to understand the shape of the discipline of the sociology of religion.