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Sociology of Religion

Sociology of Religion

Author: Carissa Wyant

This lesson discusses the sociology of religion, a discipline that aims to assess religious practices and beliefs from both a descriptive/qualitative and scientific/quantitative standpoint.

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Referring to the qualities, or characteristics, of people, places, or things.


Referring to quantity or number.

Sociology of Religion

An academic discipline that applies the quantitative and qualitative tools of social science to the study of religion.