The Social Ecology of Religion

Synopsis

I: INTRODUCTION 1. Why Religions? 2. Prior Approaches to the Study of Religion 3. The Challenge of Modernity II: RELIGIONS AND THE LIFE CYCLE 4. Conception and Contraception 5. Infanticide and Abortion 6. Birth and Childhood 7. Adolescence 8. Marriage 9. Divorce and Widowhood 10. Middle and Old Age 11. Death III: RELIGION AND DISEASE 12. Faith and Sickness 13. Religions and the Enhanced Risk of Disease 14. Religions and the Reduced Risk of Disease IV: CONCLUSIONS

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