Religion as a social phenomenon
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Published by Tapir in Trondheim .
Written in English


  • Religion,
  • Religion -- Philosophy,
  • Religion and sociology

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Erik Karlsaune.
SeriesRelieff -- nr. 25
ContributionsKarlsaune, Erik.
LC ClassificationsBL50 .R45 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination178 p. :
Number of Pages178
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15530927M
ISBN 108251908663

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However, social and psychological studies often proceed in isolation from each other; it seems unlikely that either alone will be able to offer an adequate explanation of any religious phenomenon though there is a strong case for the psychology of religion having stronger links with the sociology of religion. This tends to raise the question of. The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (French: Les formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse), published by the French sociologist Émile Durkheim in , is a book that analyzes religion as a social phenomenon. Durkheim attributes the development of religion to the emotional security attained through communal living. Religion as a Social Phenomenon: The Sociological Study of Religion (RS) All religion is a social phenomenon. Although faith has a private dimension, human beings experience religion in groups or through forms created by social organizations. The classic and unabridged work on the sociology of religion by one of the founders of the modern social science of sociology–now presented in a quality centennial edition. Émile Durkheim examines religion as a social phenomenon, across time and geographic boundaries.

ADVERTISEMENTS: Durkheim’s last major book “The elementary forms of Religious life” () has been regarded as one of the most profound and most original work upon Religion. It is regarded as his best and most mature work. Where suicide focused on a large amount of statistics from varying sources, the elementary forms of Religious life [ ].   Such incoherence is due to the fact that religion is a natural phenomenon that evolved in human society alongside other natural phenomena such as conscience, cognition and gregariousness. Dennett admits that religion is a taboo subject and deals with it with great sensibility and s:   1 Religion as a Social Phenomenon: The Sociological Study of Religion. RS Location: Online Instructor: Dr. Erica Dollhopf Email: (forthcoming) I. Course Description: This course is designed as an introduction to the broad field of sociology of religion.   Steven Greaves/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images. One of the more gruesome and controversial miracles is stigmata, when a person inexplicably is afflicted with Jesus's crucifixion wounds, usually on the palms of the hands and phenomenon dates back at least to St. Francis of Assisi () and has been claimed by numerous saints since. The most famous stigmatist of recent .

From earliest civilizations to the modern world, this text is a complete study of the role of religion in human culture. It does not offer a chapter-by-chapter presentation of the key practices and beliefs of the major religious traditions of the world, but rather explores the phenomenon of religion from a thematic point of view by posing questions on the nature of religio/5(1).   Le Suicide by French founding sociologist Émile Durkheim is a classic text in sociology that is widely taught to psychology students. Published in , the book was the first to present a sociological study of suicide, and its conclusion that suicide can have origins in social causes rather than just being due to individual temperament was groundbreaking at the time. Books shelved as sociology-and-social-phenomenon: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, The Year That Rocked t.   A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.