The Impact of Religion on Social Cohesion, Social Capital Formation and Social Development in Different Cultural Contexts

Entering the Field in International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Edited by: Wilhelm Grab, Lars Charbonnier

What is the glue of society? Which forms of sociability help to overcome social needs and poverty? The role of religion and religious institutions are often expected to be relevant to questions like these. But until today, these issues were seldom raised from a theological perspective. This volume opens the discourses on social cohesion, social capital formation, and social development for the theological debate, presenting theoretical reflections and empirical research by scholars from different religion-related disciplines. (Series: Studies on Religion and Culture / Studien zu Religion und Kultur - Vol. 4)


176 pages

Publication Date: 1/13/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643904645