Religion as Social Reality

@article{Rota2016ReligionAS,
  title={Religion as Social Reality},
  author={A. Rota},
  journal={Method \& Theory in The Study of Religion},
  year={2016},
  volume={28},
  pages={421-444}
}
  • A. Rota
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Method & Theory in The Study of Religion
In this article I argue that the shift from a private to a public–social understanding of religion raises new ontological and epistemological questions for the scientific study of religion\s. These questions are deeply related to three central features of the emic–etic debate, namely the problems of intentionality, objectivity, and comparison. Focusing on these interrelated issues, I discuss the potential of John Searle’s philosophy of society for the scientific study of religion\s. Considering… Expand