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Sociologia das Religiões Max Weber

Sociologia das Religiões

Max Weber

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Sociology of Religion by Max Weber, economist & sociologist, was originally published in German. Weber studied the effects of religious action & inaction. Instead of viewing religion as an opiate of the people, or as a method of promotingMoreSociology of Religion by Max Weber, economist & sociologist, was originally published in German. Weber studied the effects of religious action & inaction. Instead of viewing religion as an opiate of the people, or as a method of promoting morality, he simply categorized different religions in order to understand religions subjective meaning to individuals (Verstehen). By viewing religion strictly in the scientific sense, he was striving for objectivity, attempting to ignore value judgments & to understand religion as those human responses that give meaning to inescapable problems of existence such as birth, death, illness, aging, injustice, tragedy & suffering. In The Sociology of Religion, he proposes that people pursue their own goals & that religion facilitates that.The rise of religionsGods, magicians & priestsThe idea of God, Religious ethics & tabooThe prophetThe religious congregation, preaching & pastoral careCastes, estates, classes & religionReligion & non-privileged classesIntellectualism, intellectuals & the history of religionTheodicy, salvation & rebirthThe different roads to salvationAsceticism, mysticism & salvation religionSoteriology & types of salvationReligious ethics, the world order & cultureThe relationship of religion to politics, economics, sexuality & artJudaism, Christianity & the socio-economic orderThe attitude of the other world religions to the social & economic order