The Sociological Approach to Religion

Further Research

For more discussion on the study of sociology and religion, check out the following blog: The Immanent Frame is a forum for the exchange of ideas about religion, secularism, and society by leading thinkers in the social sciences and humanities.

Read more about functionalist views on religion at, symbolic interactionist view on religion at, and women in the clergy at

Some would argue that the Protestant work ethic is still alive and well in the United States. Read British historian Niall Ferguson’s view at