This collection of seventeen essays presents an interactive discussion of critical issues in sociology and religion. Combining reports from empirical research with discussions of theoretical issues, personal reflections, and applied perspectives, the book offers a thorough examination of the sociology-religion interface. The collection brings together experience and analysis in the best sociological tradition, while taking a fundamental, non-reductionist approach toward religious perspectives.
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This collection of seventeen essays presents an interactive discussion of critical issues in sociology and religion. Combining reports from empirical research with discussions of theoretical issues, personal reflections, and applied perspectives, the book offers a thorough examination of the sociology-religion interface.
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Preface Issues and Interfaces Faith, Facts, and Values in the Sociology of Religion by Benton Johnson Sociology, Christianity,, and Humanity by Jack O. Balswick Theology and Sociology Theology Lessons for Sociology by Ronald J. McAllister The Sociological Theory of H. Richard Niebuhr by William R. Garrett A Sociological and Fraternal Perspective on James M. Gustafson's Ethics by Paul M. Gustafson Ethics and the Image of Self in the Theology of Story by L. Shannon Jung The Sociology of Faith On Freedom, Love, and Community by George A. Hillery, Jr. The Power of Prayer: Observations and Possibilities by William H. Swatos, Jr. The Invisible Religion of Catholic Charismatics by Pierre Hegy Militant Religion by Eugen Schonfeld Applying Religious Sociology The Psychological Captivitiy of Evangelicalism by Jack O. Balswick Clinical Pastoral Sociology by William H. Swatos, Jr. Bibliography Index Contributors
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ISBN
9780313255281
Publisert
1987
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Vendor
Praeger Publishers Inc
Aldersnivå
05, UU, UP
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
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Product format
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Antall sider
208

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WILLIAM H. SWATOS, JR., is Professor of Sociology at Northern Illinois University at DeKalb.