Acts of Faith: Explaining the Human Side of Religion by Rodney Stark,Roger Finke

By Rodney Stark,Roger Finke

ultimately, social scientists have began to try to appreciate non secular habit instead of to discredit it as irrational, ignorant, or foolish—and Rodney Stark and Roger Finke have performed a tremendous function during this new method. Acknowledging that technology can't verify the supernatural part of faith (and consequently aren't declare to do so), Stark and Finke research the observable, human part of religion. In transparent and interesting prose, the authors mix specific theorizing with lively discussions as they circulation from contemplating the religiousness of people to the dynamics of spiritual teams after which to the spiritual workings of complete societies as spiritual teams contend for aid. the result's a accomplished new paradigm for the social-scientific research of religion.

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