Religious sociology and sociology of religion
interrelation and relationships

Smirnov М.Yu.

Dr. Sci. (Soc.), Head of the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Culture, and Art at Leningrad State University (Pushkin), Saint-Petersburg, Russia

ID of the Article: 5658

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Smirnov М.Yu. Religious sociology and sociology of religion: interrelation and relationships. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 8. P. 136-142


Historical and theoretical methodological aspects of religious sociology are dis-cussed. A special attention is given to so called ‘Christian sociology’. Present-day issues ofsociological approaches to the study of Russian Orthodoxy are presented, as well as issuesof the situation with Russian sociology of religion. Author’s treatment of interrelations betweensociology of religion and religious sociology is argued for.

sociology; religion; religiosity; Christianity; Orthodoxy; religious situation
Content No 8, 2014