Download E-books Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion: A Critique of Rational Choice (Studies in Critical Social Sciences) PDF

The Sociology of faith has had numerous frameworks guiding its research together with functionalism, interpretive sociology, phenomenology, symbolic interactionism and now rational selection concept. Marxism has tended to disregard faith assuming it truly is anything that will ultimately disappear although it retained theological components. This choice of essays brings jointly a bunch of students who use frameworks supplied by way of Marx and demanding idea in studying faith. it truly is objective is to set up a severe conception of faith in the sociology of faith instead to rational selection. In doing so, it engages in a critique of the positivism, uncritical compliment of the marketplace (neoconservativism) and one dimensional notion of rationality of the rational selection conception of religion.
Warren S. Goldstein (Ph.D. New college for Social learn) is govt Director of the heart for severe examine on faith (www.criticaltheoryofreligion.org) and a vacationing Fellow (2009-2010) of The Committee at the learn of faith at Harvard college. He has released articles in numerous journals together with severe Sociology, Sociology of faith, Implicit faith, and Humanity and Society. His examine revolves round constructing a serious sociology of faith (with a dialectical idea of secularization as its significant concentration) as a "new paradigm" within the sociology of religion.

Show description

Read Online or Download Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion: A Critique of Rational Choice (Studies in Critical Social Sciences) PDF

Best Communism Socialism books

Capital: Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy (Penguin Classics)

The 1st quantity of a political treatise that modified the worldOne of the main infamous works of contemporary instances, in addition to essentially the most influential, Capital is an incisive critique of non-public estate and the social family members it generates. residing in exile in England, the place this paintings was once principally written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging wisdom of its society to help his research and create clean insights.

Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Serious thought emerged within the Nineteen Twenties from the paintings of the Frankfurt college, the circle of German-Jewish teachers who sought to diagnose-and, if in any respect attainable, cure-the ills of society, rather fascism and capitalism. during this publication, Stephen Eric Bronner presents sketches of major representatives of the serious culture (such as George Lukács and Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse and Jurgen Habermas) in addition to lots of its seminal texts and empirical investigations.

Additional resources for Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion: A Critique of Rational Choice (Studies in Critical Social Sciences)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.11 of 5 – based on 12 votes