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dc.contributor.authorAdair-Toteff, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-22T05:31:05Z
dc.date.available2021-12-22T05:31:05Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52168
dc.description.abstractMax Weber argued that a religious group or individual is influenced by all kinds of things but if they claim to be acting in the name of religion, we should attempt to understand their perspective on religious grounds first. He gives religion credit for shaping a person's image of the world, and this image of the world can affect their view of their interests, and ultimately how they decide to take action. For Weber, religion is best understood as it responds to the human need for theodicy and soteriology. He believes that human beings are troubled with the question of theodicy. How can the extraordinary power of a divine god be reconciled with the imperfection of the world that he has created and rules over? People need to know, for example, why there is undeserved good fortune and suffering in the world. Religion offers people soteriological answers, or answers that provide opportunities for salvation - relief from suffering, and reassuring meaning. This volume is a collection of ten articles by Christopher Adair-Toteff that examine the fundamental aspects of Max Weber's sociology of religion. They were published between 2002 and 2015 in various renowned journals and deal with different topics such as charisma, asceticism, mysticism, theodicy, prophets, and "Kulturprotestantismus." In his work, the author attempts to understand, clarify, and interpret key concepts and themes in Weber's sociology of religion.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDX History of science
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBG General & world history
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherScience
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherHistory
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dc.titleMax Weber's Sociology of Religion
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1628/978-3-16-154430-9
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oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintMohr Siebeck GmbH & Co. KG
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oapen.identifier.isbn9783161544309
grantor.number104974


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