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The utility of the church-sect typology

Dent, Owen Franklin


The church-sect typology, originating in the work of Troeltsch and Max Weber, has been used, criticized and re-formulated with varying success by many sociologists interested in religious phenomena. Actually there is no generally agreed upon typology of religious bodies which can be distinguished as the church-sect typology. Rather there are numerous variations on a theme; a research tradition which places 'church’ at one end of a continuum and “sect” at the other. This study aims first at...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-09-10
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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