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Readings in the Sociology of Religion
The Commonwealth and International Library: Readings in Sociology
1st Edition - October 22, 2013
Author: Joan Brothers
Editor: A. H. Richmond
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Readings in the Sociology of Religion is a collection of articles that examines the sociological aspects of religion. The title discusses the contemporary theories, concept, and… Read more
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Readings in the Sociology of Religion is a collection of articles that examines the sociological aspects of religion. The title discusses the contemporary theories, concept, and studies about the sociology of religion. The text first details the concept of sociology of religion, along with the relationship between religion and sociological theory. Next, the selection covers the theoretical development of the sociology of religion and Weber's sociological theory, as well as the modern dilemma of value and belief in the social sciences. The last part tackles the types of research in sociology of religion. The book will be of great interest to sociologists and behavioral scientists. Individuals who have a keen interest in the interaction between religion and society will also benefit from the text.
Part I Introduction
Part II What is the Sociology of Religion
What is the Sociology of Religion
The Sociology of Religion in England
Part III Religion and Sociological Theory
The Theoretical Development of the Sociology of Religion
Weber's Sociological Theory and the Modern Dilemma of Value and Belief in the Social Sciences
Objectivity in Research in the Sociology of Religion
Part IV Types of Research
1. Religious Sociology
Religious Sociology and Science of Religions
Religious Sociology and its Aims
The Role of Reference Groups in the Integration of Religious Attitudes