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    The sociology of Catholicism: A review of research and scholarship

    Conway, Brian (2021) The sociology of Catholicism: A review of research and scholarship. Sociology Compass, 15 (4). ISSN 1751-9020

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    This article seeks to review recent research and scholarship in the sociology of Catholicism, as well as focusing on areas needing greater attention. In taking stock of this literature, I identify institutional change, church-society interactions, institutional resources and influence, and the church as international actor as four key topics that have engaged scholarship. I review existing research under each, as well as highlighting gaps and blind spots that invite further inquiry of this specific religious group.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: sociology; Catholicism; international comparative agenda;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 18504
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    Depositing User: Brian Conway
    Date Deposited: 14 May 2024 10:17
    Journal or Publication Title: Sociology Compass
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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