Theories of religion
Sociological and anthropological theories about religion (or theories of religion) generally attempt to explain the origin and function of religion. These theories define what they present as universa...
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Wu Zetian's Bold Move at the Spectacular Longmen Grottoes
The Longmen Grottoes remain one of the most sacred places in China. Which is why they were a perfect place for Wu Zetian, the country's first female ruler, to make a statement about her power. From: ...
10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew about the Creation vs. Evolution Debate
ike Lehmann edits Jesus & Dawkins, a blog that looks at the intersection of Christianity, science, and atheism. Recently, Lehmann had an exchange with Creation Museum founder Ken Ham about the creatio...
The Bible v. the Constitution. Louisiana science education: School boards, principals, and teachers endorse creationism in public school.
When a student in Louisiana opens her textbook in biology class, she might not have the standard Miller and Levine Biology with a dragonfly on the cover, and she might not ever learn about evolution. ...
More 'Evidence' of Intelligent Design Shot Down by Science
Intricate cellular components are often cited as evidence of intelligent design. They couldn’t have evolved, I.D. proponents say, because they can’t be broken down into smaller, simpler functional par...
Seeker - This Is Your Brain On God | Facebook
Having a religious experience activates the brain's "reward circuits" in the same way that love, sex, gambling, drugs and music do.
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Egyptian mummy has tattoo of St. Michael
The mummified remains of an Egyptian woman, discovered in a cemetery near the bank of the Nile. revealed a surprising discovery: she bore a tattoo of the Archangel Michael. CAT scans performed by t…
Time capsule letter hidden in Sydney home predicts future
A time capsule letter hidden in the wall cavity of a Sydney home over two decades ago predicted Islam would become 'the next ideological problem' and China would grow into a world superpower.
On the Civilizational Struggle With Islam
In February, female members of an official Swedish delegation to Iran donned headscarves and long coats so as not to offend their Iranian counterparts. At about the same time, Marine Le Pen, the leade...
Christians most persecuted group in the world as vicious attacks grow
The recent Palm Sunday bombings at two Egyptian churches that killed 44 worshippers and wounded more than 100 others are the latest in a spate of deadly attacks targeting the world’s Christians.
Study: Christianity The Most Persecuted Religion In The World In 2016
Director Of Studies Of New Religions Reports That 90000 Christians Were Killed This Year Making Christianity The Most Persecuted Religion In The World.
Egyptian President Al-Sisi at Al-Azhar: We Must Revolutionize Our Religion
In a speech delivered at Al-Azhar on December 28, 2014, Egyptian President Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi called to combat extremist ideology and said: "We need to re...
Marx's theory of alienation
Karl Marx's theory of alienation describes the estrangement (German: Entfremdung) of people from aspects of their human nature (Gattungswesen, “species-essence”) as a consequence of living in a societ...
Marx's theory of alienation - Wikipedia
Opium of the people
"Religion is the opium of the people" is one of the most frequently paraphrased statements of German economist Karl Marx. It was translated from the German original, "Die Religion ... ist das Opium de...
E. B. Tylor
Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (2 October 1832 – 2 January 1917), was an English anthropologist, the founder of cultural anthropology.Tylor is representative of cultural evolutionism. In his works Primitive...
E. B. Tylor - Wikipedia
The Golden Bough
The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion (retitled The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion in its second edition) is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion, writt...
The Golden Bough - Wikipedia
Émile Durkheim
David Émile Durkheim ([emil dyʁkɛm] [dyʁkajm]; April 15, 1858 – November 15, 1917) was a French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher. He formally established the academic discipline and —...
Émile Durkheim - Wikipedia
Sacred-profane dichotomy
The sacred–profane dichotomy is an idea posited by French sociologist Émile Durkheim, who considered it to be the central characteristic of religion: "religion is a unified system of beliefs and pract...
Collective effervescence
Collective effervescence (CE) is a sociological concept introduced by Émile Durkheim. According to Durkheim, a community or society may at times come together and simultaneously communicate the same t...
Sociological classifications of religious movements
Various classifications of religious movements have been proposed by scholars. In the sociology of religion, the most widely used classification is the church-sect typology. The typology states that ...
Sociology of Religion (book)
Sociology of Religion is a 1920 book by Max Weber, a German economist and sociologist. The original edition was in German.Max Weber studied the effects of religious action and inaction. He views relig...
Charismatic authority
Max Weber defined charismatic authority as "resting on devotion to the exceptional sanctity, heroism or exemplary character of an individual person, and of the normative patterns or order revealed or ...
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (German: Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus) is a book written by Max Weber, a German sociologist, economist, and politician...
The Religion of China: Confucianism and Taoism
The Religion of China: Confucianism and Taoism is a book written by Max Weber, a German economist and sociologist. It was first published in German under the title Konfuzianismus und Taoismus in 1915 ...
The Religion of India: The Sociology of Hinduism and Buddhism
The Religion of India: The Sociology of Hinduism and Buddhism is a book on the sociology of religion written by Max Weber, a German economist and sociologist of the early twentieth century. The origin...
Three-component theory of stratification
The three-component theory of stratification, more widely known as Weberian Stratification or Three Class System, was developed by German sociologist Max Weber with class, status and party as distinct...