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An Assessment Of Yinger's Nondoctrinal Religion Using The Intrinsic-Extrinsic Concept, Warren Hamby Aug 1972

An Assessment Of Yinger's Nondoctrinal Religion Using The Intrinsic-Extrinsic Concept, Warren Hamby

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis is an attempt to examine an operational definition (or measure) of nondoctrinal religion proposed by J. Milton linger in 1969. Yinger, in his 1969 publication, suggests that the majority of scientific studies of religion have been pursuing a less valuable course by assuming definitions of "religion" which restrict the concept to mere traditional forms of religion. Such definitions tend to prevent researchers from examining important and abundant structures which serve religious functions but dc not resemble traditional institutionalized religion in form. Such structures serve the function of dealing with chaos, the human situation, and ultimate concern. There is ...


Libertinism, Political Activism And Religious Conservatism: Some Correlates Of Anomie, George Wade Jul 1972

Libertinism, Political Activism And Religious Conservatism: Some Correlates Of Anomie, George Wade

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The present study concerns college students in particular, the attitudes they hold toward both their society and their own personal life within that society, and how these attitudes affect their behavior. The six specific variables being dealt with are libertinism, religious conservatism, political activism, personal anomie, systemic anomie, and probusiness. These are viewed from the perspective that the attitudes and opinions held by the students will influence their behavior. Specifically, this perspective views feelings of anomie or alienation (the two terms will be used interchangeably throughout) as affecting the religious, political, and libertine views and behavior of the students. This ...


Black Conversions To Catholicism: An Analysis Of Louisville Data, Lynda Dickson May 1972

Black Conversions To Catholicism: An Analysis Of Louisville Data, Lynda Dickson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

According to Alphonso Pinkney, religion has been important to black people. He writes: Religion has traditionally played an important role in the life of black Americans. The character of their religion is a reflection of their uncertain status in the larger society. Denied the opportunity to participate as equals in the religious life and other institutions of the larger society, black people organized their own religious denominations as a means of coping with the social isolation which they encountered. As the opportunities for social, economic, and educational advancement became feasible for the black however, he became less satisfied with his ...


Libertinism: An Alternative To Traditional Religion, Jerome E. Johnson Apr 1972

Libertinism: An Alternative To Traditional Religion, Jerome E. Johnson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In recent years there has been a considerable increase in the amount of empirical research done in the area of the sociology of religion. Most of this type of research has been a gradual attempt of working toward the possibility of establishing a casual relationship between religious beliefs and human social behavior.