Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments

  title={Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments},
  author={Kevin J. Christiano and W. H. Swatos and P. Kivisto},
Part I. The Basics Chapter One: By Way of Introduction Background The Definition Problem Exploring the Dimensions of Religion -Social Relationships -Ethical Considerations A Definitional Revision The Plan of the Book Suggestions for Further Reading Chapter Two: Studying Religion How Do We Study Religion -Survey Research -Participant Observation -Historical Research Theory in the Study of Religion Functionalist Theories -Conflict Theories -A Paradigm Shift -Rational Choice Theories Sociologie… Expand