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Theology and Sociology By Edited by Robin Gill

Theology and Sociology
by Edited by Robin Gill

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Comprising 36 extracts, each prefaced by a short explanation, this text begins by providing an overview of the relationships between theology and sociology, and identifying the ways sociology has been used to inform theology, particularly biblical studies and applied theology.
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Theology and Sociology: A Reader by Edited by Robin Gill

Comprising 36 extracts, each prefaced by a short explanation, this text begins by providing an overview of the relationships between theology and sociology, and identifying the ways sociology has been used to inform theology, particularly biblical studies and applied theology. This new and enlarged edition incorporates an additional section on the implications for post-modern culture of the new relationship between theology and sociology, bringing the discussion up to the present day.

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Table of Contents


Section 1 Classical studies: Luther's conception of the Calling, Max Weber; Prophets and routinisation of charisma, Max Weber; Theology and egoistic suicide, Emile Durkheim; Churches and sects, Ernst Troeltsch; The churches of the disinherited, H. Richard Niebuhr; Theology and sociology of knowledge, Karl Mannheim. Section 2 Implications for theological studies: Sociological and theological perspectives, Peter L. Berger; Sociology and theology: alienation and Original Sin, Roderick Martin; Theology and symbolic realism, Robert N. Bellah; The impact of sociology on Catholic theology, Gregory Baum; Sociology assessing theology, Robin Gill; A theological assessment of sociological explanation, Timothy Radcliffe; Transcendence and unity, David Martin; The sociology of dogmagtics: Niklas Luhman's challenge to theology, Garrett Green. Section 3 Implications for biblical studies: Sociological method in the study of ancient Israel, Norman K. Gottwald; Max Weber and ancient Judaism, Cyril S. Rodd; Ancient Israelite prophecy and dissonance theory, Robert P. Carroll; Sociological interpretation of the New Testament: the present state of research, Robin Scroggs; Christian missions and the theory of cognitive dissonance, John G. Gager; Functional effects of earliest Christianity, Gerd Theissen; The man from heaven in Johannine sectarianism, Wayne A. Meeks. Section 4 Implications for applied theology: Social variables within applied theology, Robin Gill; Ethical commentary and political decisions, David Martin; An alternative model for a missionary church: an approach of the sociology of organisations, Mady A. Thung; Systems pastoral care, E. Mansell Pattison; Religious ritual in the Church of England, Robert Bocock; Pilgrimage as a liminoid phenomenon, Victor Turner; Sociology, theology and ministry, Edward Schillebeecks; Ecclesiology and sociology, Clare Watkins. Section 5 Implications for postmodern culture: Milbank's thesis, Fergus Kerr; A theological critique of Milbank, Rowan Williams; An ecclesial critique of Milbank, Aidan Nichols; A sociological critique of Milbank, Kieran Flanagan; Response, John Milbank; Globalised religion, Richard Roberts; Mystical management, Stephen Pattison.

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GOR005336348
Theology and Sociology: A Reader by Edited by Robin Gill
Edited by Robin Gill
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1996-01-01
528
0304338397
9780304338399
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