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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Resources for a Christian approach to Sociology

‘Modern sociology, which is based on evolution, cannot be "cleaned up" and made Christian. The very foundation of modern sociology is corrupt and anti-Christian. Sociologists hope to reach their goals by rewriting history and manipulating people into thinking they are right. When people see this, they realize that something is wrong. But the problem lies at the very foundations of sociology. Since it is based on evolution, sociology has no idea of the source or purposes of human practices and beliefs’
Bartz, P. A. 1985 Bible Science Newsletter

But here are some resources that do develop a Christian approach that involves more than a cleaning up!

Barger, George W. 1982.  A Christian Sociology? JASA 34 (June 1982): 100-104.

De Santo, Charles P., Calvin Redekop, and William L. Smith-Hinds, eds. 1980. A Reader in Sociology: Christian Perspectives. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press. 

Dooyeweerd, Herman 1986. A Christian Theory of Social Institutions. La Jolla, CA: Herman Dooyeweerd Foundation.

Fraser, David A. and Tony Campolo. 1992. Sociology Through the Eyes of Faith. New York: HarperCollins. 

Grunlan, Steven and Milton Reimer, eds. 1982. Christian Perspectives in Sociology. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Hebden Taylor, E.L. 1970. The Reformational Understanding of Family and Marriage. Nutley, N.J.: Craig Press.

Heddendorf, Russell aand Mathew Vos. 2010. Hidden Threads: A Christian Critique of Sociological Theory. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
Heddendorf, Russell. 1986. Religion, Science, and the Problem of Modernity. Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 38:226-231.
Heddendorf, Russell. 1983. The Idea of a Biblical Sociology. Encounter 44:185-196.
Heddendorf, Russell. 1972. Some Presuppositions of a Christian Sociology. Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 24:110-117. 
Heddendorf, Russell. 1962. Sociology: A Defense. Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 14:26-27, 53-55, 91-92, 118-119.

Knudsen 1981. Sociology. The encounter of Christianity with secular science. Memphis: Christian Studies Center.

Kooistra, Remkes 1963. Facts and Values: A Christian Approach to Sociology. Hamilton Ont.

Lyon, David 1975. Christians and Sociology. Towards a Christian perspective. London:InterVarsity Press.
Lyon, David 1983. Sociology and the Human Image. Leicester: IVP
Lyon, David. 1983. The Idea of a Christian Sociology: Some Historical Precedents and Current Concerns. Sociological Analysis 44:227-242.
Lyon, David. 1982. Valuing in Social Sciences: Post-empiricism and Christian Responses. Christian Scholar’s Review 12:324-338. 

MaClarkey, Robert. L. 1991. Reformational Social Philosophy and Sociological Theory. Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 43 (June 1991):96-102.      Response: Heddendorf
Marshall, Paul and Robert VanderVennen, eds. 1988. Social Science in Christian Perspective. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. 

Moberg, David O. 1968. Social Science.  in The Encounter between Christianity and Science. edited by Richard H. Bube. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, p. 261-303.

Russell, Richard. 1908. Philosophy and Sociology. In A Reader in Sociology ed. De Santo, Charles P., Calvin Redekop, and William L. Smith-Hinds.

Storkey, Alan  1979. A Christian Social Perspective. Leicester: IVP.

Strauss, Danie 1979. Philosophy and Sociology, Philosophia Reformata (Year 44, pp.150-182).

Benn Tweedell, Cynthia. 2010. Sociology: A Christian Approach for Changing the World. Triangle Publishing / IWU Press.

Vos, Matthew S. 2014. Sociology: Faithful Learning. P&R Books.

Vrieze, Maarten 1967. Introduction to sociology 121 class syllabus. Trinity Christian college

Wearne, Bruce  1981. A New Beginning in Christian Social Theory        Anakainosis 4(1)  September, 1981.
Wearne, Bruce 1991. Social Theory and the Myth of Religious Neutrality: Introductory Theses for a Christian Sociology. Paper Presented to Author Meets Critics Session : Roy A Clouser The Myth of Religious Neutrality University of Notre Dame Press 1991. Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. November 8th, 1992. Washington D.C.
Wearne, B. 2003. Deism and the absence or Christian sociology. Philosophia Reformata 68(1).

Van Leeuwen, Mary Stewart. 1989. Evangelicals and the Social Sciences. Evangelical Review of Theology 13:246-263.

The Ilkley Study Group 1975. Christian Commitment and the Study of Sociology. The Ilkley Study Group.

The blog: Black, White & Grey features several Christian sociologists

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