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Researching Religion: Why We Need Social Science

ISBN : 9780198786580

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Author: 
Steve Bruce
Pages
272 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
135 x 216 mm
Pub date
Aug 2018
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This indispensable reference tool offers a practicing social scientist's guide to researching social causes, components, and consequences of religion in the modern world.

Index: 

1 Prelude: Some Basic Principles of Social Research
2 The Value of Social Science
3 Defining Religion
4 Measuring Religion
5 Bias in Social Research
6 Ethics in Social Research
7 Conversion: Motives, Structures, and Discourse
8 Social Theory and Religion
9 Action Rational and Irrational
10 Does Danger Make People Religious?

About the author: 

Steve Bruce is Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. His previous publications include Secular Beats Spiritual: The Westernization of the Easternization of the West (2017), Secularization: In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory (2013), Paisley: Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland (2007), Sociology: A Very Short Introduction (2000), and Choice and Religion: A Critique of Rational Choice Theory (1999). He is also the editor of Bryan R. Wilson's Religion in Secular Society: Fifty Years On (2016).

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