Rational Choice Theory and Religion

Rational Choice Theory and Religion

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Rational Choice Theory and Religion considers one of the major developments in the social scientific paradigms that promises to foster a greater theoretical unity among the disciplines of sociology, political science, economics and psychology. Applying the theory of rational choice--the theory that each individual will make her choice to maximize gain and minimize cost--to the study of religion, Lawrence Young has brought together a group of internationally renowned scholars to examine this important development within the field of religion for the first time.For example, rational choice theorists have considered issues such as: a€” Who will make contributions to rehgious ... a book devoted to summarizing and assessing rational choice theories of rehgion begins with an essay by the leading figureanbsp;...

Title:Rational Choice Theory and Religion
Author:Lawrence Alfred Young
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1997


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