Readings in the Sociology of Religion

Readings in the Sociology of Religion

The Commonwealth and International Library: Readings in Sociology

1st Edition - October 22, 2013

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  • Author: Joan Brothers
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483186092

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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

  • Preface


    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: October 22, 2013
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483186092

About the Author

Joan Brothers

About the Editor

A. H. Richmond

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