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

Religious Studies

By Rodney Stark,Roger Finke

ultimately, social scientists have started to aim to appreciate non secular habit instead of to discredit it as irrational, ignorant, or foolish—and Rodney Stark and Roger Finke have performed an immense function during this new process. Acknowledging that technology can't verify the supernatural part of faith (and for this reason aren't declare to do so), Stark and Finke examine the observable, human facet of religion. In transparent and fascinating prose, the authors mix particular 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 whole societies as spiritual teams contend for aid. the result's a complete new paradigm for the social-scientific research of religion.

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