Sociology of Religion Pdf

Sociology of Religion

Number of page: 328
Author: Roberto Cipriani
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412855167
Category: Social Science

Sociology of Religion represents a documented introduction to the history of sociological thought as applied to religious phenomena. It examines both the substantive and functional definitions of religion that are more open, pluralistic, and not inscribed in a single explanatory horizon or within a single confessional perspective. The contributorsâ
concerns are carefully written to show all sides of the argument. Roberto Cipriani argues for the simple definition that the sociology of religion is an application of sociological theories and methods to religious phenomena. Historically, close ties between sociology and the sociology of religion exist. The slow and uneven development of theory and methods affects the sociology of religionâ
s development, but the latter has also benefited from increasing precision and scientific validity. Other sociological writers agree and disagree about different approaches. Some assume it is a militantly confessional or anti-confessional; others remain neutral within their work.

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About The Author

Roberto Cipriani is professor of sociology at Roma Tre University in Rome, Italy. He served as president of the European Council of National Associations of Sociology and the Italian Association of Sociology, and editor-in-chief of International Sociology.

Howard G. Schneiderman is professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Lafayette College. He is the editor of The Protestant Establishment Revisited and The Hindrances to Good Citizenship.

Wallace K. Ferguson (1902–1983) held the J.B. Smallman Chair in History at the University of Western Ontario.

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