Comparative empirical research in religion : conceptual and operational challenges within empirical theology
Francis, Leslie J. (2009) Comparative empirical research in religion : conceptual and operational challenges within empirical theology. In: Francis, Leslie J. and Robbins, Mandy and Astley, Jeff, (eds.) Empirical theology in texts and tables : qualitative, quantitative and comparative perspectives. Empirical studies in theology (17). Leiden: Brill, pp. 127-154. ISBN 9789004168886Full text not available from this repository.
Empirical theology offers fresh and stimulating insights into the concerns of both the Church and the academy. It does this by accessing relevant empirical evidence using the tools of the social sciences, and placing this evidence in the context of theological critique and contemporary debate. In this pioneering collection of focused essays, leading experts of empirical theology illustrate key perspectives within this rapidly expanding discipline. The first section of this book explores theoretical issues underpinning the main methods of obtaining empirical data, and the use of these data within theology. The other two sections displaying the role both of qualitative studies, and of the analysis of quantitative data, in exploring a range of theological beliefs and religious, social and educational concerns.
|Item Type:||Book Item|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Empirical theology, Qualitative research, Quantitative research|
|Series Name:||Empirical studies in theology|
|Place of Publication:||Leiden|
|Book Title:||Empirical theology in texts and tables : qualitative, quantitative and comparative perspectives|
|Editor:||Francis, Leslie J. and Robbins, Mandy and Astley, Jeff|
|Number of Pages:||406|
|Page Range:||pp. 127-154|
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