Title

Review: 'Religion and Organization Theory'

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

Summer 2015

Publication Source

Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review

Abstract

This review examines the 41st volume of Emerald's Research in the Sociology of Organizations series. It is a multiauthor collection reminiscent of Sacred Companies edited by Demerath et al. As with SC, this effort highlights an important yet understudied intersection—the interface between organizational and institutional theory and religion. While the previous tome was mostly written by and for religion scholars, this volume is produced by management scholars exploring religious organizational dynamics. Of two-dozen authors, just three (two sociologists, one theologian) work outside business schools or departments. It is thus a work that sociologists of religion may not be exposed to otherwise. This also means, in some cases, the treatment of religion is less nuanced than if approached by religion specialists.

Inclusive pages

246-247

ISBN/ISSN

1069-4404

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Volume

76

Issue

2

Peer Reviewed

yes