Possibly adopting. Can I get a print copy to look at. Is there open access?
Provides an excellent grounding in sociological perspectives and is a perfect companion for studying the sociology of religion. I recommend it to my learners for assignments and for extra reading on the topic.
I like parts of it and its claim to be a global perspective. However, its not very global after reading it thoroughly. It has a distinct pro Catholic and Protestant bias. Major world religions: Baha'i Faith, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Taoism are given little coverage. Christian on Christian violence like Northern Ireland and Yugoslavia are given little to no coverage, amazing.