The Sociology of Religion

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Beacon Press, 1993 - Social Science - 304 pages
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In The Sociology of Religion, first published in the United States in 1963, Max Weber looks at the significant role religion has played in social change throughout history. The book was a formative text of the new discipline of sociology and has gone on to become a classic in the social sciences.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Ann Swidler
ix
Translators Preface
xix
Introduction by Talcott Parsons
xxix
The Rise of Religions
1
Gods Magicians and Priests
20
The Idea of God Religious Ethics
32
The Religious Congregation Preaching
60
Castes Estates Classes and Religion
80
The Different Roads to Salvation
151
Asceticism Mysticism and Salvation
166
Soteriology and Types of Salvation
184
Religious Ethics the World Order
207
The Relationship of Religion to Politics
223
Judaism Christianity and the SocioEco
246
The Attitude of the Other World Religions
262
Chronological Summary of
275

Religion of NonPrivileged Classes
95
Intellectualism Intellectuals and the His
118

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Max Weber (1864-1920) was a principal creator of modern social science.

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