Readings in the Sociology of Religion - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080121864, 9781483186092

Readings in the Sociology of Religion

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Readings in Sociology

Authors: Joan Brothers
Editors: A. H. Richmond
eBook ISBN: 9781483186092
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 250
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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.

Table of Contents



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

2. Institutional Analysis

The Urban Parish as a Social Group

3. Religion and Society

Religion in a Secularized Society

Religion's Impact on Secular Institutions

Biographical Notes


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About the Author

Joan Brothers

About the Editor

A. H. Richmond

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