Sociology of Religion by Max Weber, economist & sociologist, was originally published in German. Weber studied the effects of religious action & inaction. Instead of viewing religion as an "opiate of the people," or as a method of promoting morality, he simply categorized different religions in order to understand religion's subjective meaning to individuals (Verstehen). By viewing religion strictly in the scientific sense, he was striving for objectivity, attempting to ignore value judgments & to understand religion as those human responses that give meaning to inescapable problems of existence such as birth, death, illness, aging, injustice, tragedy & suffering. In The Sociology of Religion, he proposes that people pursue their own goals & that religion facilitates that.
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Book Description Beacon Press, 1963. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP69014429
Book Description Beacon Press, 1963. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88465979