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First ever number of histories of yankee sociology of faith, together with money owed of early dissertations alterations in concept, and reviews of denominations, globalization, feminism, new religions and Latino/a American faith.

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Durkheim, Émile. 1915. The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. London: Allen & Unwin. Fry, Charles Luther. 1924. Diagnosing the Rural Church: A Study in Method. Garden City, NY: Doran. Hill, Michael R. 2000. ” Sociological Origins 2: 75–80. James, William. 1903. Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature. New York: Longmans. Janzen, Cornelius Cicero. 1914. Americanization of the German-Russian Mennonites in Central Kansas. A. thesis, University of Kansas. Kinchloe, Samuel C.

By means of such a process the message grows naturally out of the life of the group and criticizes the group’s existing order. General Pattern The sermonic approach of Dewitt Lincoln Pelton’s 1895 dissertation soon disappeared, but it cannot be said that any coherent sociology of religion had developed in the United States before 1930, based on the evidence of these dissertations. There were community studies, 16 The phrase “collective representation” certainly must be drawn from Durkheim (1915), though it is not cited as such.

The division of labor would depend on the scope of the study: would it be focusing on purely religious information or social data in general? Carroll provides sample church census cards that would be useful for monitoring the present and potential clientele of one or more churches. He also presents a sample data sheet for recording the social and Ànancial history of the local church, and sample interview schedules. He lists information to be obtained about the locality itself—its resources, schools, organizations, etc.

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