By C. S. Lewis
The vintage A yr with C.S. Lewis is an intimate daily spouse via C.S. Lewis, crucial Christian author of the 20 th century. The day-by-day meditations were culled from Lewis’ celebrated signature classics: Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The nice Divorce, The challenge of discomfort, Miracles, and A Grief saw, as good as from the celebrated works The Weight of Glory and The Abolition of Man. Ruminating on such topics because the nature of affection, the life of miracles, overcoming a devastating loss, and getting to know a profound Christian religion, A yr with C.S. Lewis deals unflinchingly sincere perception for every day of the yr.
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But ﬁrst it is necessary to set aside two commonly expressed objections to the idea that the study of religion and sociology can be easily reconciled. OBJECTION #1: SOCIOLOGISTS THINK RELIGION IS STUPID A more elaborate formulation of this objection goes as follows: Sociology, like other social science disciplines, was born of the Enlightenment. Some of its founders, like August Comte, believed that religion would gradually be replaced by philosophy, which, in turn, would be replaced by science (include sociology).
It is a necessity both for the production of good scholarly work and for the evaluation of such work. The goal of scholarship, not only in research but also in teaching, is surely to nurture “A” quality work over “B” quality work and to encourage more “B” quality work than “C” quality work, and so on. But to do so requires focusing one’s time and energy, learning a certain body of literature, and mastering an 28 Robert Wuthnow appropriate set of research skills. To evaluate such work also requires a similar focusing of time and energy.
Through ritual actions animals represent to each other their readiness or unreadiness for sexual contact or for combat. Through the ritual “dance” an unwilling partner may be “persuaded” to engage in sexual intercourse, 2 In spite of the Durkheimian echoes of this passage, Deacon makes no reference to Durkheim, nor to Goffman or Collins. The strength of disciplinary boundaries seems to have necessitated independent discovery, although we cannot rule out the inﬂuence of unconscious diffusion of ideas.
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