A Sociological Inquiry Into The Nation Of Islam
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This paper examines Islam from the perspective of Max Weber's sociology of religion. Various theories and their application are addressed in this paper, which include Weber's virtuoso/mass religiosity distinction, his concept of the church-sect dynamic and his conceptualization of the linkages between creators and social carriers. These approaches are used to analyze the social history of Islam. The paper concludes with a sociological explanation for the historical trajectory of the Nation of Islam.
From the Paper:"This paper draws upon Max Weber's sociology of religion - his virtuoso/mass religiosity distinction; his concept of the church-sect dynamic; and his conceptualization of the linkages between creators and social carriers - to investigate the social history of the Nation of Islam. This religious movement, which came to prominence briefly in the 1960s, never achieved world-historical status and has maintained throughout its history, a marginal social presence - though it has plainly not faded into oblivion. This essay offers a sociological explanation for..."
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