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Religion and Alienation: A Theological Reading of Sociology [Paperback]

By Gregory Baum (Author)
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Pages   258
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.12" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.73"
Weight:   0.58 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2007
Publisher   Orbis Books
ISBN  1570756899  
EAN  9781570756894  


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When theologian Gregory Baum took a two-year leave of absence from his university classroom to become a student of sociology, he made discoveries that shaped his subsequent work. In the classic sociological literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (including Hegel, Marx, Toennies, Freud, Durkheim, and Weber) he found insights and wisdom about the human condition that ought to be a resource and reference for all critical theology. In this penetrating reading of the classics of sociology, Baum offers an essential guide for students of theology, social theory, and anyone interested in the vital, if ambivalent, relation between religion and society.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gregory Baum is the author of many book including " Religion and Alienation " and " The Social Imperative". He has also taught in the Faculty of Religious Studies and Sociology at St. Michael\s College in the University of Toronto.'

Gregory Baum was born in 1923.

Gregory Baum has published or released items in the following series...
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Excellent Resource  Oct 16, 2006
(A New Edition of this book is being released in October 2006)

Some books are known to have influenced a generation, or a generation of thinkers. This book has the potential to do it a second time. Baum has re-written the entire book, dropping whole chapters and adding new ones.

This book was first published in 1975 as Religion and Alienation: A Theological Reading of Sociology and was immediately recognized as the seminal book on the continuing discussion between religion and sociology. This new edition will challenge a new generation of readers, thinkers, and students of either religion or sociology. This book is designed to help people encounter the gospel as a message of hope and liberation - a guidebook to help set us free from the prisons we have walled ourselves into, or that we have allowed society to place us into.

UW's own Scott Kline and David Seljak, who both teach at St. Jerome's University (SJU), wrote the forward to this new edition and give the book high praise.

Baum takes us on a journey through a series of progressive thoughts and areas of study to draw us forward into the study of religion and alienation. Baum looks at religion as both the source of alienation and as a product of alienation. He examines how alienation is also a product of the industrial society. Baum tackles the ambiguity that religion creates, both from a biblical perspective and from the perspective of the social sciences. Then he brings into the discussion the psychologists, with both Freud's and Durkheim's perspectives on symbolism. Those are but the beginnings of Baum's work on this diverse topic.

This book will be an excellent addition to any religious thinker's library. It was thirty years in the making and time has only made it better. Even if you read only the last chapter on the five reasons that theologians should engage in dialogue with social thinkers, it will make the book worth the changes.

(First Published in Imprint 2006-09-13 as `Baum revisits religious discourse'.)
 
Excellent Resource  Oct 16, 2006
(A New Edition of this book is being released in October 2006)

Some books are known to have influenced a generation, or a generation of thinkers. This book has the potential to do it a second time. Baum has re-written the entire book, dropping whole chapters and adding new ones.

This book was first published in 1975 as Religion and Alienation: A Theological Reading of Sociology and was immediately recognized as the seminal book on the continuing discussion between religion and sociology. This new edition will challenge a new generation of readers, thinkers, and students of either religion or sociology. This book is designed to help people encounter the gospel as a message of hope and liberation - a guidebook to help set us free from the prisons we have walled ourselves into, or that we have allowed society to place us into.

UW's own Scott Kline and David Seljak, who both teach at St. Jerome's University (SJU), wrote the forward to this new edition and give the book high praise.

Baum takes us on a journey through a series of progressive thoughts and areas of study to draw us forward into the study of religion and alienation. Baum looks at religion as both the source of alienation and as a product of alienation. He examines how alienation is also a product of the industrial society. Baum tackles the ambiguity that religion creates, both from a biblical perspective and from the perspective of the social sciences. Then he brings into the discussion the psychologists, with both Freud's and Durkheim's perspectives on symbolism. Those are but the beginnings of Baum's work on this diverse topic.

This book will be an excellent addition to any religious thinker's library. It was thirty years in the making and time has only made it better. Even if you read only the last chapter on the five reasons that theologians should engage in dialogue with social thinkers, it will make the book worth the changes.

(First Published in Imprint 2006-09-13 as `Baum revisits religious discourse'.)
 

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