Acts Of Faith Paperback

Explaining the Human Side of Religion

by Rodney Stark, Roger Finke

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Acts Of Faith

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Finally, social scientists have begun to attempts to understand religious behaviour rather than to discredit it as irrational, ignorant, or foolish - and Rodney Stark and Roger Finke have played a mayor role in this new approach. Acknowledging that science cannot assess the supernatural side of religion (and therefore should not claim to do so), Stark and Finke analyse the observable, human side of faith. In clear and engaging prose, the authors combine explicit theorising with animated discussions as they move from considering the religiousness of individuals to the dynamics of religious groups and then to the religious workings of entire societies as religious groups contend for support. The result is a comprehensive new paradigm for the social-scientific study of religion.

Acts Of Faith by Rodney Stark; Roger Finke was published by University Of California Press in August 2000 and is our 47648th best seller. The ISBN for Acts Of Faith is 9780520222021.

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Details for Acts Of Faith

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity Of California Press (August 2000)
Number of Pages343
Thickness25 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1112229
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