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Women, Gender and Religion

In this course, Professor Linda Woodhead (Lancaster University) explores religion through the lens of feminism/gender studies. In the first lecture, we explore some classic feminist critiques of Christianity, including the work of Elizabeth Cady...

7 lectures

0:54:12

Prof. Linda Woodhead

Lancaster University

Sociology

Émile Durkheim on Religion

In this course, Professor Sondra Hausner (University of Oxford) explores Émile Durkheim’s writings about religion. In the first lecture, we introduce some key underpinnings of Durkheim’s work, such as his emphasis on the scientific method, his...

4 lectures

0:31:44

Prof. Sondra Hausner

Oxford University

Sociology

New Religious Movements

In this course, Professor Eileen Barker (London School of Economics) explores the characteristics of New Religious Movements (NRMs) and their relationship to wider society. In the first lecture, we look at terminologies associated with new...

5 lectures

0:48:15

Prof. Eileen Barker

London School of Economics

Sociology

Marxism and Religion

In this course, Dr Paul-François Tremlett (The Open University) explores Marxist approaches to religion. In the first lecture, we provide a broad introduction to Marx himself. In the second lecture, we explore what Marx said about religion. In the...

5 lectures

0:56:22

Dr Paul-François Tremlett

Open University

Sociology

Secularisation

In this course, Professor Linda Woodhead (Lancaster University) explores secularisation theory and evidence around the decline of religion in modern society. In the first lecture, we consider three classical theories of secularisation provided by...

5 lectures

0:56:15

Prof. Linda Woodhead

Lancaster University

Sociology

Religion and Modernity

In this course, Professor Grace Davie (University of Exeter) considers the relationship between religion and modernity. In the first lecture, we clarify the meaning of the term “modernity”. In the second lecture, we look at the trajectories of...

6 lectures

0:42:08

Prof. Grace Davie

Exeter University

Sociology

Secularisation and Religion in Sociology

In this course, Professor Grace Davie (University of Exeter) explores thinking about secularisation and religion in Sociology. In the first lecture, we think about the centrality of secularisation in the theories of three “founding fathers” of the...

6 lectures

0:53:14

Prof. Grace Davie

Exeter University

Sociology

The Sociology of Religion

In this course, Professor Chris Shilling (University of Kent) provides an introduction to the sociology of religion. In the first lecture, we ask why sociologists continue to study religion despite the dominance for many decades of secularisation...

5 lectures

1:07:49

Prof. Chris Shilling

Kent University

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