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Sociology and the Study Religion Theory, Research, Interpretation by Thomas F. O"Dea

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Published by Basic Books (Short Disc) .
Written in English


  • Religion & Beliefs,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Religion (General),
  • Sociology (Specific Aspects),
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology

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Open LibraryOL10277723M
ISBN 100465072569
ISBN 109780465072569

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: O'Dea, Thomas F. Sociology and the study of religion. New York, Basic Books [] (OCoLC) Document Type. DOI link for Sociology of Religion. Sociology of Religion book. A Reader, CourseSmart (review only) Edited By William A. Mirola, Michael O. Emerson, Susanne C Monahan. Edition 2nd Edition. First Published Subject of the Study: Religious Sociology and the Theory of : Knowledge Emile Durkheim. 1 The Sociology of Religion in Late Modernity 3 Michele Dillon 2 Studying Religion, Making it Sociological 16 Robert Wuthnow 3 The Ritual Roots of Society and Culture 31 Robert N. Bellah 4 Social Forms of Religion and Religions in Contemporary Global Society 45 Peter Beyer 5 The Evolution of the Sociology of Religion: Theme and Variations [Book Review] Students and scholars looking for an overview of the state of the field of the sociology of religion in America today will be well served by Dillon’s Handbook, which covers the sub.

of religion’ Method and Theory in the Study of Religion McKinnon, A. M. () ‘ Reading ‘opium of the people’: expression, p rotest and the.   Examines the main approaches to the study of religion: anthropology, the comparative method, economics, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology. Also covers a diverse range of topical issues, such as the body, fundamentalism, magic, and new religious movements.   Download Sociology of Religion Study Materials In this article, we are going to provide the Study Notes for Social Studies. Students of MA in Sociology can download these Study Materials which will be useful for their Exam Preparation. Through this article, we are going to provide Sociology of Religion Study Materials, Study Notes, PDFs, [ ]. The recent publication in an English translation of Professor Durkheim’s study of the Elementary Forms of the Religious Life affords an opportunity for a brief consideration of the modern attempt to explain religion in terms of sociology. Although the book in its French form is not quite new[], it still holds the field as a solid contribution representing the views of a most important Author: Henri Bois.

  Warren Goldstein is a sociologist of religion teaching at HDS. While his research aims to develop a critical sociology of religion as a "new paradigm" in the sociology of religion, he is more broadly interested in the development of a critical paradigm in the study of religion as a whole. This research formed the basis of Durkheim's book, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life, which is certainly the best‐known study on the sociology of religion. Durkheim viewed religion within the context of the entire society and acknowledged its place in influencing the thinking and behavior of the members of society. Basic Books (Ch. 17). Problems of definition and explanation.” In Anthropological approaches to the study of religion, edited by Michael Banton, New York: Praeger. A Cautionary Tale for the Sociology of Religion.” In Richard K. Fenn, ed., The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion. Malden, MA: Blackwell. Moon, Dawne. The term sociology was coined by Auguste Comte () in from the Latin term socius (companion, associate) and the Greek term logia (study of, speech). Comte hoped to unify all the sciences under sociology; he believed sociology held the potential to improve society and direct human activity, including the other sciences.