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Social Science in Christian Perspective

Social Science in Christian Perspective

by Paul A. Marshall, Robert E. VanderVennen
     
 

The essays in this book illustrate the "inner reformation of the sciences" approach for Christian faith and social science. The book opens with a philosophic introduction which gives an overview of the approach. This is followed by a series of papers on "social theory" which attempt to deal with paradigmatic and methodological questions. The text then offers an

Overview

The essays in this book illustrate the "inner reformation of the sciences" approach for Christian faith and social science. The book opens with a philosophic introduction which gives an overview of the approach. This is followed by a series of papers on "social theory" which attempt to deal with paradigmatic and methodological questions. The text then offers an examination of particular fields of social inquiry: sociology, economics, and politics and technology. In each of these cases the subsection begins with a theoretical overview of the field, which reveals that eld's underlying assumptions and concepts and which sets the stage for essays on more focused topics-secularization, the sociology of knowledge, the capital debate, welfare economics, and systems. The collection closes with a meditation by George Grant on the place of faith in the modern university. Co-published by arrangement with the Institute for Christian Studies.

Editorial Reviews

Christian Sociological Society
This is a rich resource for all who deal with foundational metasociological and theoretical issues in our discipline and the other social sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819171030
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
08/30/1988
Series:
Christian Studies Today Series
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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