Bryan Turner

Professor Bryan Turner (City University of New York) is a world leading sociologist of religion. He is a founding editor of the journals Body & Society, Citizenship Studies, and the Journal of Classical Sociology, and has received several honorary degrees recognising his contributions. His previous work has focused on citizenship and religion, the sociology of the body, and human rights.

Contributions by Bryan Turner


The Political Relevance of the Sociology of Religion

Following the lead of scholars such as Jose Casanova, Professor Turner brings the public and political role of religion into focus. By doing so, he argues, we can push the sociology of religion toward the realms of political theory, international relations, and race relations, thus creating an agenda in which the sociology of religion becomes increasingly mainstream and relevant to the world we live in, ...



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