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Изследването на религията: философски парадигми и социологически подходи
The Study of Religion: Philosophical Paradigms and Sociological Approaches

Author(s): Nonka Bogomilova
Subject(s): Philosophy of Religion, Politics and religion, Sociology of Religion, History of Religion
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: philosophical paradigms; sociology of religion; Rationality Paradigm; definitions of religion; sociological interpretations of religion; Roberto Miguelez;

Summary/Abstract: The article describes, analyses and comments on the influence upon the sociology of religion of some post-modern philosophical paradigms outlined by the Canadian sociologist Roberto Miguelez. The Rationality Paradigm and its projections on modern sociological approaches to religion are emphasized. The contemporary research trends and debates that problematize and support the domination of the Rationality Paradigm over sociological interpretations and definitions of religion are outlined. The author analyses three post-modern philosophical paradigms which oppose this domination, and their influence on contemporary sociology of religion. The article offers a critique of the instrumental model of rationality.

  • Issue Year: XXV/2016
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 90-101
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English, Bulgarian