The Sociological Perspective

A Value-Committed Introduction

Edited by Michael R. Leming, Raymond G. DeVries, Brendan F. J. Furnish

The Sociological Perspective

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  • ISBN: 9781608990023
  • Pages: 212
  • Publication Date: 10/10/2009
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80
Web Price: $20.80

The Sociological Perspective

A Value-Committed Introduction

Edited by Michael R. Leming, Raymond G. DeVries, Brendan F. J. Furnish

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781608990023
  • Pages: 212
  • Publication Date: 10/10/2009
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80

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Sociology and Christianity? Attempting to bring sociology and Christianity together is like trying to mix oil and water. Christians seem to have as little regard for sociology as sociologists generally have for Christianity. However, in the middle of this conflict there is a group bold enough to call themselves "Christian sociologists"; they are not willing to be stereotyped but are seriously committed to both realms.
This collection of essays covers topics that are typically addressed in introductory sociology courses. Written from a Christian point of view, these essays are also geared for a wide range of readers from undergraduates to professional sociologists who bring faith commitments to the sociological task.
The editors' goal is to provide an understanding of societal forces that is informed by a Christian conscience. Toward that end, certain recurring themes are found in this book: the need for informed Christian social action, the conflict between the individual and the community, the conflict between freedom and determinism, and the significance of social sin.

Contributors-

Michael R. Leming
Raymond G. DeVries
Brendan F. J. Furnish

Bio(s)-

Michael R. Leming (PhD, Utah) teaches in the Department of Sociology at St. Olaf College, Minnesota.
Raymond De Vries (PhD, CA, Davis) teaches ethics and sociology in the School of Medicine at the University of Michigan.
Brendan Furnish (PhD, S. CA) is professor emeritus in the Social Science Division at Westmont College, CA.

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