30. Sociology and Christianity

  1. J. B. Stump3 and
  2. Alan G. Padgett4
  1. John H. Evans1 and
  2. Michael S. Evans2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch30

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

How to Cite

Evans, J. H. and Evans, M. S. (2012) Sociology and Christianity, in The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity (eds J. B. Stump and A. G. Padgett), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Bethel College, Indiana, USA

  2. 4

    Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of the West of England (UWE), UK

  2. 2

    University of California, San Diego, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335712

Online ISBN: 9781118241455

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Keywords:

  • sociology and Christianity, and the influence on Christianity;
  • Christianity, rituals, practices, beliefs, and institutions;
  • basic structures of sociology, and boundary of sociological, religious ideas;
  • sociological definitions of religion itself, sacred and profane;
  • sociological activity, influencing via religious beliefs;
  • sociology, and its influence on Christian activities;
  • Christian ideas on sociology, influencing activity;
  • Christianity, on the idea of salvation, as universally accessible;
  • Christian idea in modernity, of what is true, determining what is good;
  • boundaries, being a site for generating ideas

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Relationships between Christianity and Sociology

  • Cell 1: Maintaining the Idea Boundary While Admitting the Influence of Christian Ideas on Sociological Work

  • Cell 2: Maintaining the Idea Boundary While Admitting the Sociological Influence on Christian Activity

  • Cell 3: The Influence of Christian Ideas on Sociological Ideas

  • Cell 4: The Influence of Sociological Ideas on Christian Ideas

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further Reading