About the Book
The main objective of this book is to examine religious action from the subjective point of view. In order to understand sociological reality of religion, Weber holds the importance of religious idea which cannot be reduced to the component of material interests (Marx) or to the social nexus and function (Durkheim). He studied first the influence of religious behaviour on ethics and economics and secondly on politics and education. Weber approached the sociology of religion through the concept of the divine which he felt was more fundamental than that of the divinity. Weber’s main attention on the problem of the tension between religion and other activities are conflict with existing communities, conflict with the economic factor and differentiation with orthodox Hinduism. Hopes this edition will prove milestone in generating positive socio-religious movement where interdisciplinarians will venture harmoniously in order to conduct collective work.
About the Author
Dr. A.P. Thakur is a dynamic scholar and teacher of sociology of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad. A keen researcher and active social activist, Dr. Thakur has presented several research papers in national and international seminars. He is also associated with social awareness and rural employment programmes.