4 edition of Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 1998 (Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion) found in the catalog.
July 1998 by JAI Press .
Written in English
|Contributions||Joanne Marie Greer (Editor), David O. Moberg (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||181|
Priming Christian religious concepts increases racial prejudice. Suppose, for example, that one is interested in the question of whether Jews or Catholics are more likely to marry someone outside their own religions. In fact, this model became so well entrenched in social science that it was considered by many the only way to do science. For our forebears—beginning with Plato and Aristotle e.
These happened during an ultra-orthodox Jewish circumcisions practice known as metzitzah b'pehthe ritual 'side roll' in Hinduism[note 1] the Christian communion chaliceduring the Islamic Hajj and after the Muslim ritual ablution. New York: Basic Books. The sense in which this proposal is perhaps more radical than it first appears is in its implications for the disciplinary boundaries of religious studies. We are unwittingly Aristotelians, even while we are paid-up nominalists. Another paper addresses Christian Serpent handlers, a very understudied group, and the legal, religious, and moral issues surrounding this practice. The conceptual balkanisation that results from the proliferation of idiosyncratic definitions makes this kind of fruitful collaboration more difficult.
It assumes too that research can be designed that will make it possible to determine the contribution that each putative cause makes to the outcome. Casey, and the Robert Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion Johnson Foundation. The abandonment of the definitional project opens up the study of religion to any phenomena that include the posited nonessential constituents of religion, such as the ones mentioned above: the belief in supernatural i. Perhaps MMORPGers are less likely to believe that their virtual lives are real to quite the same extent that religious believers accept the reality of the spiritual realm, but the difference on this point is a matter of degree and not of kind cf. The "religious commitment" of individuals in all three groups was assessed before the revival meeting and twice after at three-week intervals. Wiltermuth, Scott S.
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In fact, such records are only part of the wealth of information that exists for social science use. Several current GRRI award recipients have presented results from the research projects supported by GRRI funds at both Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion and international research conferences during the spring semester, and other conference presentations are planned for summer and fall Also included in this volume are studies examining women's issues surrounding body image and disordered eating.
Belmont, Calif. At the 1998 book time, while understanding is the goal of all research, in some cases it is not possible to know precisely how best to acquire understanding.
On the quantitative side, this may involve rudimentary comparison of numerical summaries and elementary descriptive statistics as in Kosmin and Lachmanor it may involve the use of powerful statistical techniques as in Jacobson et al.
The third group did not attend the revival but was a control or nontreatment group. On not defining non religion. Essentialism about scientific categories is, like most metaphysical matters, difficult to disprove. Indeed, insofar as the essentialist assumption is itself motivated by a desire for a general theory of religion, scholars may have to reconsider the aim of their scholarly efforts altogether.
Before we can begin to describe or explain or evaluate religious phenomena, we have to have a way to identifying them; that is, we need a way to specify and delimit our field of scientific inquiry.
Flowerday eds. If the structural and functional conceptualizations of genes were co-extensive, we would have a relatively unproblematic and definable concept. Many people have argued that one should feed back the findings of the study to the respondents not only as a matter of validity checking but also as a matter of reciprocity and social exchange.
The questions here are from whom or from what is the information to be collected? Or, better yet, critical questions about how we use our terms should be asked over and over again, in light of new theories and evidence.
In Mark C. Directed by Dr. Dimensions of the sacred. The logic behind this model is pervasive in traditional science.Encyclopedia of Religion and Society William H.
Swatos, Jr. Editor: (), and President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (). He has been Book Review Editor of the American Demerath's text with coauthor sociologist Philip Hammond, Religion in Social Context (Random Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion Scientific research.
More than empirical studies have examined relationships between religion and health, including more than in the 20th century, and more than additional studies between and Various other reviews of the religion/spirituality and health literature have been published.
Oct 27, · Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion (RSSSR) publishes reports of innovative studies that pertain empirically or theoretically to the scientific study of religion, including spirituality, regardless of their academic discipline or professional orientation.
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