Nov 112013
Schedule and Location: Thursday, May 29 9:00am-10:30am Vallee-399

Primary Session Category: Sociology of Religion
Session Code: SoRel1-A
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: In the past couple of years there has occurred a re-emerging interest in the sociology of religion. This session aims to explore the various ways in which religion is being researched, discussed, analyzed and interpreted in our current economic, political, and cultural climate. The main aim is to re-introduce the importance of religion back into sociological inquiry.

Session Organizer: Agata Piekosz, University of Toronto, Sociology,

Chair: Dana Sawchuk
Discussant: Agata Piekosz


1.     Rick Helmes-Hayes  

Building the City of God in Canada’s Green and Pleasant Land

2.     Barbara Hanson   

 Medieval Christianity in Current Social Theory: A Reflex to Mechanism and A Holistic Alternative

3.     Jason Jean  

Challenging Boundaries: the challenge of critical history and theoretical innovation in the sociology of science and religion

4.     Robin Willey  

Liminal Practice: Pierre Bourdieu, Madness, and Religion

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