Sociology and religion; a book of readings [by] Norman Birnbaum [and] Gertrud Lenzer.

; Lenzer, Gertrud, compiler
Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1969] .

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Other Authors Lenzer, Gertrud,
Subjects Godsdienstsociologie.
Religion and sociology.
Religionssoziologie.
Religión y sociología.
Sociologie religieuse.
Description x, 452 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1969]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents I. The origins of religion: historical, genetic, and evolutionary analyses : Origin of religion / David Hume ; Magic / G.W.F. Hegel ; The progressive course of the human mind / Auguste Comte ; Magic and religion / James George Frazer ; Animism / Edward B. Tylor ; Ancestor-worship, deities and religious differentiation / Herbert Spencer ; Demons, heroes, gods / Wilhelm Wundt ; Totem and taboo / Sigmund Freud ; Religious evolution / Robert N. Bellah -- II. The essence of religion: religion as an expression of historical, social, and personal actualities : 1. Religion as a force of historical and social stability: its discovery and critique: The truth of religion / Ludwig Feuerbach, Theses on Feuerbach / Karl Marx, Religious illusion and the task of history / Karl Marx, Utility of religion / John Stuart Mill, The principle of resentment / Friedrich Nietzsche ; 2. The analysis of religion as an expression of social differentiation and integration: Religion as the constituent principle of the ancient family and city / Fustel de Coulanges, An ecclesiastical system as a social bond / Herbert Spencer, Religion and natural society / W. Robertson Smith, Religion as a collective representation / Emile Durkheim, The public and the individual character of religion / Bronislaw Malinowski, Totemism / Claude Levi-Strauss ; 3. Religion as an expression of personal or psychic actualities: The origin of the bad conscience / Friederich Nietzsche, Obsessive actions and religious practices / Sigmund Freud, Religion and the crisis of identity / E.H. Erikson ; 4. Transition: modern effects at a theoretical synthesis: Charisma: its revolutionary character and its transformation / Max Weber, Religion, economics, and society / Ernst Troeltsch, The false dichotomy of real and ideal / Emile Durkheim -- III. Religion in transformation: historical studies : 1. Revolutionary transformation in religion: On the history of early Christianity / Frederich Engels, Socialism and the sociology of Christianity / Henri Desroche, The first form of the utopian mentality: the orgiastic chiliasm of the Anabaptists / Karl Mannheim, The social background of the Anabaptist view of the church / Franklin Hamlin Littell, Pursuit of the millennium: the relation between religious and social change / Yonina Talmon ; 2. Kinds of religious transformation and reorganization: Man, master of nature / M.D. Chenu, Medieval popular religious movements / Friederich Heer, The calling of the saints / William haller, The new morality and the new theology / Franz Borkenau, The hidden god / Lucien Goldmann, Ashoka and Buddhism / Romila Thapar, The three types of Christian community / Ernst Troeltsch, The social sources of denominationism / H. Richard Niebuhr, Church and sect / Max Weber, State and hierarchy / Max Weber -- IV. Religion in transformation: discussion of the present situation : 1. Substantive studies on the changing structure of religious beliefs and practices: Neutralized religion and its functions / T.W. Adorno, The contemporary upswing in religion / Will Herberg, Religious orientations / Gerhard Lenski, The established church and the decline of church attendance in Sweden / Berndt Gustaffson, The future of the worker priests / Emile Poulat, Sanskritization and westernization / M.N. Srinivas, Contemporary changes in Japanese religion / Kiyomi Morioka, Sects and cults / Martin E. Marty ; Implications of these changes for the sociology of religion: The religious revival in America / Charles E. Glock, Sociology of religion and sociology of knowledge / Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann, Can continual questioning be institutionalized? / Helmut Schelsky, Family and church as "boundary" structures / Talcott Parsons, Some problems of the sociology of religion / Gabriel Le Bras.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1896
(OCoLC)ocm00001896
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