Statistics gleaned from public &
denominational records regarding membership in hundreds of religious groups
from A to Z.
Website of professional association of
sociologists includes homepages for sections on sociology
of religion & sociology
of culture as well as ASA
Lilly Endowment project to make
global demographic information on religious groups accessible to educators,
students, media and other researchers. Data filed by region,
denomination, or topical
learning modules. Especially useful for locating reports
on localities in the U.S. (Penn State U).
Larry Ridener presents hypertext selections
from Lewis Coser's Masters of Sociological Thought (1977). Index
provides capsule biographies & summaries of the work of Comte,
Gateway to hypertext excerpts from the major
sociological theorists maintained by Alan Benschop at U of Amsterdam's Socio-site.
Selections of relevance to religion from Max
Berger & T. Luckman.
John K. Nelson's 1990 essay on the history
& problems of defining the field of religion from Hegel to Walter Ong,
concludes by endorsing Ole Riis' 10 test questions for evaluating the
ideologies, ritual processes & social structures of various cultural
systems. Extensive bibliography.
Research projects & reports on problems of
human social organization, demography, and processes of individual and
institutional change, including religion,
democratization & market transition.
Internet Scout Project maintains searchable
archive of reviews of quality sites related to
the social sciences (through 2001).
Fledgling website of the section on the
sociology of religion in the German Sociology Association [mostly in German].
Julien Dierkes' gateway to on-line resources for research in the
Major gateway to resources
for the discipline posts links to on-line articles,
web pages, professional organizations,
groups, and topical
research projects of the Hartford Institute for Religious Research.
Michael Kearl's comprehensive gateway to
resources on-line includes pages on
& statistics, the sociologies of death
& dying, knowledge,
Albert Benshop maintains the internet's premier
guide to cyber-resources for sociologists. Topical
index includes a comprehensive list of sociologists,
& social issues such as deviance,
& the history of social
change (U of Amsterdam).
Academic society for study of challenges &
effects of worldwide Christian mission among indigenous cultures in south
Africa & elsewhere posts articles from previous issues of its journal Missionalia.
Moriyuki Abukuma coordinates on-line resources
by and about Max Weber and champions Weber's
methodology against Marx & Durkheim.