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Changing perspectives in the scientific study of religion, edited by Allan W. Eister.


New York, Wiley [1974] .
ISBN 0471234761

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Subjects Einführung.
Godsdienstwetenschap.
Religion -- Étude et enseignement.
Religion -- Study and teaching.
Religion and sociology.
Religionswissenschaft.
Sociologie religieuse.
Series Contemporary religious movements.
Description xxii, 370 pages illustrations 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1974]
Notes "A Wiley-Interscience publication."
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This volume, in reexamining the current approaches to the study of religious institutions, serves the important function of periodically reassessing the direction of our research.
Contents Religion as an independent variable: a critique of some major research / Donald R. Ploch -- Explaining traditional religion in contemporary society / W. Clark Roof -- Problem-solving behavior in religious and para-religious groups: an initial report / Clarence H. Snelling and Oliver R. Whitley -- Evaluation research on religion: a review / David O. Moberg.
The phenomenon of religion seen scientifically / Ralph W. Burhoe -- Religious and sociological factors in the analysis of secularization / Roland Robertson -- Metaphors of anti-structure in religious culture / Victor W. Turner -- Eros, logos, nomos, polis: their changing balances and the vicissitudes of communities and civilizations / Benjamin Nelson -- Religious pluralism and Durkeim's integration thesis / Phillip E. Hammond -- Religion and the legitimation of social systems / Richard K. Fenn -- Toward an anthropologically useful definition of religion / Ward E. Goodenough -- Problems of definition and conception in the psychological study of unbelief / Paul W. Pruyser -- Paternity in the Judeo-Christian tradition / David Bakan -- Religious symbolization and death / Talcott Parsons -- The social reference of body symbols in religion / David N. Ruth -- Genres in an emerging tradition: an anthropological approach to religious communication / Johannes Fabian.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)821385
(OCoLC)ocm00821385
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