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Ideal Types in Max Weber's Sociology of Religion. Some theoretical Inspirations for a Study of the Religious Field
Ideal Types in Max Weber's Sociology of Religion. Some theoretical Inspirations for a Study of the Religious Field

Author(s): Paweł Załęski
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Socjologiczne
Keywords: ideal types; mysticism; ascetism; religion; magic; psychoanalysis

Summary/Abstract: Max Weber is widely known as the author of ideal types of power. However, he also developed ideal types of religious attitudes. The article presents his original three ideal types and shows how they can be complemented by a fourth one. The fourth ideal type is based on analysis of magic as religious practice.

  • Issue Year: 171/2010
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 319-325
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English