The authors propose that religion is analogous to a commodity that people buy. Religious behavior is said to be the result of people acting in their own interest. Read morePublished on December 11, 2007 by Israel Ramirez
I'm not sure whether to give this book a 4 or a 5...but to play it safe I'll make it a 4.
One of the main points of this book is that religion/religious groups far from... Read more
This book is packed with arguments, facts, theories, and ideas that anyone in the sociology of religion will be interested in. Read morePublished on September 27, 2004 by Dolamite
My thinking on the subject of church dynamics has been strongly influenced by other works of Stark (The Rise of Christianity) and of Stark and Finke (The Churching of... Read morePublished on June 26, 2001 by Bobby Winters