Religion and Beliefs

5 courses, 28 lectures
4:17:12

Sociology

Secularisation

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 module, we consider three classical theories of...

5 lectures

0:56:15

Prof. Linda Woodhead

Lancaster University

Sociology

Marxism and Religion

Marxism and Religion

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

5 lectures

0:56:22

Dr Paul-François Tremlett

Open University

Sociology

Women, Gender and Religion

Women, Gender and Religion

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

7 lectures

0:54:12

Prof. Linda Woodhead

Lancaster University

Sociology

New Religious Movements

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. The first module looks at terminologies associated...

5 lectures

0:48:15

Prof. Eileen Barker

London School of Economics

Sociology

Religion and Modernity

Religion and Modernity

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

6 lectures

0:42:08

Prof. Grace Davie

Exeter University