ASR Association for the Sociology of Religion

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The Association for the Sociology of Religion ASR is an international scholarly association that seeks to advance theory and research in the sociology of religion. Formed in 1938 as the American Catholic Sociological Society, ASR traces its roots to scholars in search of a hospitable place for both empirical study and social criticism animated by the social teachings of the church. Our 700+ members come from all continents of the world, and their interests and perspectives are just as diverse and global. The Association encourages and communicates research that ranges widely across the multiple themes and approaches in the study of religion, and is a focal point for comparative, historical and theoretical contributions to the field. In addition, the Association facilitates the sharing of members’ interests with sociologists in other associations and scholars of religion in other disciplines.

News and Announcments;
2008 Annual Meeting: Religion Crossing Boundaries, Session Paper Authors and Presenters Pre-registration (required of all program participants);
Recent Past & Archives;
Membership;
Grants, Awards, Lecutres;
Publication Opportunities /Call for Papers;
Links;
Address: Association for the Sociology of Religion, 618 SW 2nd Ave., Galva IL 61434-1912, USA;
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About: The Association was founded in 1938 as the American Catholic Sociological Society. By the mid-1960s, members interests began to focus on the sociology of religion, and in 1971 the ACSS changed its name to the Association for the Sociology of Religion.

Since then, ASR has cultivated the unique elements of its diverse heritage to support a broadly based sociology of religion relevant to many other subfields of sociology and to other scholarly disciplines. To reflect this mission, out journal’s title was changed, beginning in 1993, from Sociological Analysis to Sociology of Religion … Our 700+ members come from all continents of the world, and their interests and perspectives are just as diverse and global. They include some of the world’s leading authorities on religion and some of the newest scholars from sociology and other disciplines alike. Dispersed or assembled, our activities are distinguished by inclusive and lively dialogue that is as respectful of of its participants as it is passionate for truth. We invite all who share our goals and interests to join us as members of the Association …
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