Analysis of the findings of studies that measure the different dimensions of religiosity promotes our understanding of the nature of religion but shows that the measurability itself is a complicated task.
Written By Prof. Gideon Aran
Thus, a measure of religiosity on a certain dimension is not necessarily correlated with the measure on another dimension. This increases the difficulty to compare the religiosity of two individuals or groups in an attempt to determine which one is more religious. Continue reading Gideon Aran: measure of religiosity on a certain dimension
The social scientific study of religion literature seems to acknowledge the significance of the issue, but its treatment is mainly implicit, partial and dated. A noteworthy exception which is highly relevant to the present argument is the Stark & Glock School of sociology of religion (Glock and Stark 1965).
Written By Professor Gideon Aran
Its foundations go back to the 1960s and it arrived at the zenith of its influence during the 1970-80s when many such studies were based on analyzing the National Survey data, while in the 1990s basically one work, impressive in itself, represented this productive research legacy. Continue reading Prof Gideon Aran: Social Scientific Study of Religion Literature
Please join us tomorrow (Tuesday, the 14th) for Gideon Aran‘s lecture.
“Zeaolotry and Jealousy, Victimhood and Morality; Comments on Suicide Terrorism in the Middle East”.
4 p.m. in room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies.