An Invitation to Sociology of Religion


Author: Associate Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman,Phil Zuckerman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135948178
Category: Religion
Page: 168
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This book intends to serve as a conversational, colorful, engaging, and provocative introduction to the sociology of religion for undergraduates. Written in lively prose, this volume aims to introduce students to the major themes, problems and goals of the sociological study of religion while also summoning the sense of wonder and curiosity for the enterprise itself.

Einladung zur Soziologie

Eine humanistische Perspektive
Author: Peter Berger
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 3825248321
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Im Alter von 35 Jahren schrieb Peter L. Berger seine charmante Einführung „Invitation to Sociology“, welche in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Mit seiner konkurrenz- und zeitlosen »Einladung zur Soziologie« eröffnet er auf möglichst leichtfüßige und eingängige Art einen Zugang in die Denk- und Arbeitsweisen des Fachs. Ergänzt wird das Werk durch ein aktuelles Interview, das die Herausgeberin Michaela Pfadenhauer mit Peter L. Berger über dieses Buch und sein heutiges Verständnis von Soziologie führte. Peter L. Berger gilt als bedeutendster Vertreter der „neueren Wissenssoziologie“ und scharfer Analytiker der Gegenwart. Er leitete 30 Jahre lang das von ihm gegründete „Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs“ (CURA) an der Boston University. Mit dieser utb-Studienausgabe wird das wichtige Werk Studienanfängern wieder zugänglich gemacht.

Invitation to Sociology

A Humanistic Perspective
Author: Peter L. Berger
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453215409
Category: Social Science
Page: 191
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The most popularly read, adapted, anthologized, and incorporated primer on sociology ever written for modern readers Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger lays the groundwork for a clear understanding of sociology in his straightforward introduction to the field, much loved by students, professors, and general readers. Berger aligns sociology in the humanist tradition—revealing its relationship to the humanities and philosophy—and establishes its importance in thinking critically about the modern world. Throughout, Berger presents the contributions of some of the most important sociologists of the time, including Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, Vilfredo Pareto, and Thorstein Veblen.

The Sacred Canopy

Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion
Author: Peter L. Berger
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453215379
Category: Social Science
Page: 229
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Influential scholar Peter L. Berger explores the sociological underpinnings of religion and the rise of a modern secular society Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger carefully lays out an understanding of religion as a historical, societal mechanism in this classic work of social theory. Berger examines the roots of religious belief and its gradual dissolution in modern times, applying a general theoretical perspective to specific examples from religions throughout the ages. Building upon the author’s previous work, The Social Construction of Reality, with Thomas Luckmann, this book makes Berger’s case that human societies build a “sacred canopy” to protect, stabilize, and give meaning to their worldview.

Erlösender Glaube?

Fragen an das Christentum
Author: Peter L. Berger
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110925168
Category: Religion
Page: 235
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German translation of the English title ‘Questions of Faith’, published in 2004. What can one believe in? Can modern man hope for redemption? What was and is so special about Jesus? These are among the fundamental questions addressed by the American sociologist of religion, Peter L. Berger, in this engaging exploration of faith in modern times.

Seeing Religion

Toward a Visual Sociology of Religion
Author: Roman R. Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317677811
Category: Social Science
Page: 204
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The potential of visual research methods in the sociology of religion is vast, but largely untapped. This comes as a surprise, however, given the visual, symbolic, and material nature of religion and spirituality. Evidence of religious faith and practice is materially present in everything from clothing and jewelry to artifacts found in people’s homes and workplaces. Not only is religion’s symbolic and material presence palpable throughout society, it also informs attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of countless people worldwide. Words-and-numbers approaches to social research, however, sometimes miss important dimensions of religion and spirituality in the contemporary world. Seeing Religion is an invitation to a visual sociology of religion. Contributors draw from their current research to discuss the application of visual methods to the study of religion and spirituality. Each chapter stimulates the sociological imagination through examples of research techniques, analytical approaches, and methodological concerns.

The Sacred Quest, An invitation to the Study of Religion

Religion, Religion
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478458801
Category: Education
Page: 74
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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Sacred Quest, An invitation to the Study of Religion. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Appearance of the Sacred, The Language of the Sacred, Ritual, and Sacred Communities plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

The Social Lens

An Invitation to Social and Sociological Theory
Author: Kenneth Allan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483315835
Category: Social Science
Page: 632
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This fully updated Third Edition of Kenneth Allan’s acclaimed The Social Lens emphasizes the diversity of classical and contemporary theory, critical thinking, and the importance of historical context. Chosen for the diversity of their perspectives and their suitability for introducing students to contemporary social thought, a wide variety of theorists appear in the text with their individual voices vividly intact. The author engages students in the historic and contemporary changes that have spawned diverse social theories and invites them to see theory as an element within a broader range of critical thinking skills that can be applied to current social problems.

A Rumor of Angels

Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural
Author: Peter L. Berger
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453215433
Category: Social Science
Page: 129
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Influential scholar Peter L. Berger reveals five signs that point to the supernatural and its place in a modern secular society Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines religion in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of knowledge and its effect on religious belief. Using five signs evident in ordinary life—order, play, hope, damnation, and humor—Berger calls for a rediscovery of the supernatural as a crucial, rich dimension of humanity. Conceived as a response to his influential book The Sacred Canopy, Berger eschews technical jargon and speaks directly and systematically to those, like himself, who wish to explore religious questions.

Ascent of the Mountain, Flight of the Dove

An Invitation to Religious Studies
Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780060663223
Category: Religion
Page: 258
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Feminist Narratives and the Sociology of Religion


Author: Nancy Nason-Clark,Mary Jo Neitz
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759101982
Category: Social Science
Page: 141
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Despite the steady growth of feminism in sociology, little attention has been paid to feminist research on religion. Nason-Clark and Neitz begin to fill this gap, asking leading feminist sociologists of religion to reflect on their work and lives. In addition, the editors include responses from the next generation of feminist sociologists of religion to see how their experiences differ from those of their teachers. The essays show how these feminist scholars construct narratives of their lives and work even among contradictions and interruptions. They show how the researcher, the researched and the research method are all closely intertwined. And they show how these researchers strive to make heard the voices of those they have chosen to study. Feminist Narratives and the Sociology of Religion is an essential text to see how feminist perspectives shape this field. Published in cooperation with the Association for the Sociology of Religion

The New Sociology of Knowledge

The Life and Work of Peter L. Berger
Author: Michaela Pfadenhauer,Peter L. Berger
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412850959
Category: Social Science
Page: 175
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A classical sociologist can be defined as someone whose "works occupied a central position among the sociological ideas and notions of an era." Following this criterion, Michaela Pfadenhauer demonstrates the relevance of Peter L. Berger’s work to the sociology of knowledge. Pfadenhauer shows that Berger is not only a sociologist of religion, but one whose works are characterized by a sociology-of-knowledge perspective. Berger stands out among his fellow social scientists both quantitatively and qualitatively. He has written numerous books, which have been translated into many languages, and a multitude of essays in scholarly journals and popular magazines. For decades, he has played a role in shaping both public debate and social scientific discourse in America and far beyond. As a sociologist of knowledge, Berger has played three roles: he has been a theoretician of modern life, an analyst of modern religiosity, and an empiricist of global economic culture. In all areas, the focus on processes rather than status quo is characteristic of Berger’s thinking. This book provides an in-depth view on the critical thinking of one of the most important sociologists that present times has to offer. It includes four written essays by Berger.

Peter Berger and the Study of Religion


Author: Paul Heelas,David Martin,Linda Woodhead
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134608691
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Peter Berger is the most influential contemporary sociologist of religion. This collection of essays is the first in-depth study of his contribution to the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to his work and to current thought in the study of religion. Themes addressed include: * Berger on religion and theology * Religion, spirituality and the discontents of modernity * Secularization and de-secularization A postscript by Peter Berger, responding to the essays, completes this overview of this major figure's work.

Secularization and Its Discontents


Author: Rob Warner
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441155430
Category: Religion
Page: 221
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Authoritative guide to contemporay debates and issues in the sociology of religion providing a clear examination of classical secularization and the post-secularization paradigm.

e-Study Guide for: The Sacred Quest: An invitation to the Study of Religion by Lawrence Cunningham, ISBN 9780205191314


Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478432934
Category: Education
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Emotionen und soziale Strukturen

Die affektiven Grundlagen sozialer Ordnung
Author: Christian von Scheve
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593389118
Category: Social Science
Page: 389
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Die Angst vor dem sozialen Abstieg oder der Freudentaumel bei einem gewonnenen Fußballspiel: Emotionen sind nicht nur Ausdruck von Individualität und Persönlichkeit, sondern auch des sozialen Miteinanders und der gesellschaftlichen Verhältnisse. Im Rückgriff auf neurowissenschaftliche, psychologische und soziologische Emotionstheorien weist Christian von Scheve die tiefgreifende soziale Strukturierung von Affekten und Emotionen nach, zeigt den Einfluss von Gefühlen auf das soziale Handeln und analysiert die Regulation und soziale Kontrolle von Emotionen. Der Autor macht damit deutlich, wie wichtig Emotionen für die Entstehung und Reproduktion sozialer Ordnung sind.

Religion in the Context of Globalization

Essays on Concept, Form, and Political Implication
Author: Peter Beyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135039631
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
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Peter Beyer has been a central figure in the debate about religion and globalization for many years, this volume is a collection of essays on the relation between religion and globalization with special emphasis on the concept of religion, its modern forms and on the relation of religion to the state. Featuring a newly written introduction and conclusion which frame the volume and offer the reader guidance on how the arguments fit together, this book brings together ten previously published pieces which focus on the institutional forms and concept of religion in the context of globalizing and modern society. The guiding theme that they all share is the idea that religion and globalization are historically, conceptually, and institutionally related. What has come to constitute religion and what social roles religion plays are not manifestations of a timeless essence, called religion, or even a requirement of human societies. In concept and institutional form, religion is an expression of the historical process of globalization, above all during modern centuries. What religion has become is one of the outcomes of the successive transformations and developments that have brought about contemporary global society. Including some of the most important theoretical work in the field of religion and globalization, this collection provokes the reader to consider paths for future research in the area, and will be of great interest to students and scholars of religion and politics, globalization and religion and sociology.

Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus


Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 384961221X
Category:
Page: 271
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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Kindle Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus ist ein Werk von Max Weber, das zuerst in Form eines zweiteiligen Aufsatzes im November 1904 und Frühjahr 1905 im Archiv für Sozialwissenschaften und Sozialpolitik, Bd. XX und XXI erschien, und das 1920 in überarbeiteter Fassung veröffentlicht wurde. Es zählt neben Webers Schrift Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu seinen international wichtigsten Beiträgen zur Soziologie und ist ein grundlegendes Werk der Religionssoziologie. Zwischen der protestantischen Ethik und dem Beginn der Industrialisierung bzw. des Kapitalismus in Westeuropa besteht nach diesem Werk ein enger Zusammenhang. Die Kompatibilität („Wahlverwandtschaften“) der Ethik oder religiösen Weltanschauung der Protestanten, insbesondere der Calvinisten, und dem kapitalistischen Prinzip der Akkumulation von Kapital und Reinvestition von Gewinnen waren ein idealer Hintergrund für die Industrialisierung. (aus wikipedia.de)