ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

A+| A| A-

Religion as a Subject for Sociology

Religion as a Subject for Sociology Andre Beteille The sociological study of religion brings sharply into focus certain interesting questions of approach and method and a discussion of these is of wider interest in the study of society as a whole, including the study of such subjects as class, gender, nation, and, more generally, politics. There is, in particular, the issue of the comparative advantages of approaches that favour detachment, objectivity and value-neutrality as against those that favour commitment, engagement and partisanship.

To read the full text Login

Get instant access

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

₹826for India

$50for overseas users


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top