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Published by Brill in Leiden, Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Medicine,
  • Religion,
  • Religious aspects,
  • Health,
  • Social aspects

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Anthony Blasi
SeriesReligion and the social order -- v. 19
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL65.M4 T678 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 276 p. ;
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25010818M
ISBN 109789004205970
LC Control Number2011009686

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  Book review: Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health, written by Blasi, A.J. Genova, C. Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health, Leiden/Boston: Brill. isbn The connection between religion and health is without doubt one of the big issues debated (more or less explicitly) in several classical sociological and . Books; Journals; Additional Products; Open Access for Librarians; Discovery Services; Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health Series: Religion and the Social Order, Volume: 19; E-Book ISBN: Introduction: Sociological Theory On Religion And Health. 1. Religion And Mental Health: Through The Lens Of The Stress Process.   Every mediating variable, even if considered as a “control” variable, represents an explanation, a small theory of some kind. However, taken in granular form, as it were, the multiple theories do not comprise mid-level theory, let alone a general theoretical framework. This volume seeks to move toward more general theoretical by: 1.   Preliminary Material. Introduction: Sociological Theory On Religion And Health. 1. Religion And Mental Health: Through The Lens Of The Stress Process. 2. The Role Of Divine Beliefs In Stress Processes. 3. Transcendent Experience And Health: Concepts, Cases, And Sociological Themes Cited by: 7.

  They highlight the importance of power in the sociology of religion with help from Pierre Bourdieu, Marx and Critical Discourse Analysis. This book points to emerging currents in the field and offers a productive and lively way forward, not just for sociological theory of religion, but for the sociology of religion more generally. Theoretical perspective Major assumptions; Functionalism: Religion serves several functions for society. These include (a) giving meaning and purpose to life, (b) reinforcing social unity and stability, (c) serving as an agent of social control of behavior, (d) promoting physical and psychological well-being, and (e) motivating people to work for positive social change. Durkheim's theory of religion exemplifies how functionalists examine sociological phenomena. According to Durkheim, people see religion as contributing to the health and continuation of society in general. Thus, religion functions to bind society's members by prompting them to affirm their common values and beliefs on a regular basis. From the Latin religio (respect for what is sacred) and religare (to bind, in the sense of an obligation), the term religion describes various systems of belief and practice that define what people consider to be sacred or spiritual (Fasching and deChant ; Durkheim ). Throughout history, and in societies across the world, leaders have used religious narratives, symbols, and traditions.

Religion lies near the heart of the classical sociological tradition, yet it no longer occupies the same place within the contemporary sociological enterprise. This relative absence has left sociology under-prepared for thinking about religion’s continuing importance in new issues, movements, and events in the twenty-first century. This book seeks to address this lacunae by offering a.   Religion And Health In Japan: Past Research, New Findings, And Future Directions in Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health Author: Michael K. RoemerAuthor: Michael K. Roemer.   The book offers a comprehensive overview of the most important theoretical categories in the scope of sociology of religion. They are presented critically and exhaustively. In fact, the volume presents various approaches toward sociology of religion and follows through the main theoretical influences on social sciences studies and evolution as. rodney stark's a theory of religion is the most important book in the sociology of religion to come out in the past thirty years. no doubt in my mind about it. mark d. cohen, m.s.,sociology, uw-madison master's thesis on a lutheran church read more. 7 people found this s: 8.