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Sociology and Religions.An Ambiguous Relationship
Sociologie et Religions. Des Relations Ambiguës
What are the relations between sociology and the different religions - Christianity with its various branches, Judaism, Islam, Oriental religions, sects and New Religious Movements ? That is the question which this work, - conceived on the occasion of the XXVth Conference of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion/Société Internationale de Sociologie des Religions (SISR) - wishes to clarify.
The book retraces the varied and troubled history of these relations and also reveals how in opening up its research to other religions besides the Christan, sociology is forced to redefine the very object of its field of study. What is the religious? This question, which until recently was considered impertinent, informs this book throughout.
If confronts the necessity of rethinking theories and methodological appoaches which, constructed in the context of 19th and early 20th century Western Europe, prove to be rather inadequate for encompassing contemporary religious phenomena and religious manifestations in other contexts. To these new theoretical and methodological demands is added, for the sociologist, a deontological imperative, which takes on all the more importance today as the religious provokes passionate social debate.
This is a book sure to stimulate thought.
Introduction - Sociology and Religions: Patters of Encounter
Liliane Voyé and Jaak Billiet
Catholics and Sociology in Leuven from Désiré Mercier to Jacques Leclercq: a Process of Appropriation
Emmanuel Gerard and Kaat Wils
La CISR de la fondation à la mutation: réflexions sur une trajectoire et ses enjeux
CISR, an Alternative Approach to Sociology of Religion in Europe: ACSS and CISR Compared
The International Society for the Sociology of Religion (SISR): the Last Decade of the 20th Century
L'Eglise catholique et la sociologie
La relation ambiguë des protestantismes à la sociologie
Sociology and the Church of England
Ambiguous Reception and the Troublesome Relationship: The Sociology of Religion in Eastern Orthodox Europe
Le Judaïsme et la sociologie
Islam et sociologie: une rencontre qui n'a pas eu lieu
Asian Religions and Sociology: the Case of New Religion Studies in Japan
Sects and Sociology
Taking Two to Tango: the New Religious Movements and Sociology
Imprint:Leuven University Press
Other languages: French
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- Number of pages: 264
- Width: 16 cm
- Height: 24 cm
- Liliane Voyé, Editor (all publications from this author/editor with Leuven University Press)
- Jaak Billiet, Editor (all publications from this author/editor with Leuven University Press)