ISBN : 9780198786580
This indispensable reference tool offers a practicing social scientist's guide to researching social causes, components, and consequences of religion in the modern world.
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?