Germany – Ruhr University Bochum
Research area: Religion and economy, religion and modernity, Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity, Christianity in the USA.
‘Weber laid the groundwork for many issues relevant to the sociology of religion today, such as the importance of the social forms of religion, theories of charisma and authority, comparative approaches in studying religions, and the connection between religion and economics. While a critical perspective on his work is necessary from a contemporary point of view, engaging with Weber helps to understand not only the subject matter on which he wrote but also how the sociology of religion, economic sociology, and religious studies evolved as disciplines in the course of the 20th century.’
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