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THE LIMITS OF D1SP1ACEMENT TWO DISCIPLINES FACE EACH OTHER There was a young man who said, 'God Must think it exceedingly odd 11' he finds that this tree Continues to be When there's no one about in the Quad Your astonishment's odd I am always about in the Quad. Ail that's why the tree Will continue to be, Since observed by Yours faithfully, Far more basic than trees in the Quad Is a thought which may strike you as odd Without Us to see You continue to be You arc Dead, dear omniscient God. The...

Contributors Details as lor 1980

Lecturer in Sociology, The London School of Economics and Political Science. Has written on the Unification Church science and religion sociological theory and social philosophy. Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto. Author of Man Becoming God in Secular Experience and Religion and Alienation Lecturer in Christian Ethics and Practical Theology, University of Edinburgh. Author of The Social Context cf Theology and Theology and Social Structure. Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University...

Ok Two Minds

First published in 1980, this book entitled Sociology and Theology Alliance and Conflict was in fact not simply about how two academic disciplines met or failed to meet or did not need to meet) and the practical consequences. It was also concerned with at least some of the difficulties scholars had in organizing their understanding of the human world a matter of interest to a wider range of people. The main handicap facing the contributors was that, in the English-speaking countries especially,...

Contents

Acknowledgements List of Contributors Introduction Of Two Minds 1. The Limits of Displacement two disciplines face each 2. Displacements and Reinstatements the relations between sociology and theology considered in their changing Mary Ilesse, Fergus Kerr, JNicholas Lash 3. The Sociological Mode and the Theological 4. Theodicy and Social Theory an exploration of the limits of collaboration between sociologist and theologian 61 5. The Rational System of Beliefs 85 6. From Sociology to Theology...