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C. Wright Mills' classic The Sociological Imagination has inspired generations of students to study Sociology. However, the book is nearly half a century old. What would a book address, aiming to attract and inform students in the 21st century? This is the task that Steve Fuller sets himself in this major new invitation to study Sociology. The book: " critically examines the history of the social sciences to discover what the key contributions of Sociology have been and how relevant they remain " demonstrates how biological and sociological themes have been intertwined from the beginning of both disciplines, from the 19th century to the present day " covers virtually all of sociology's classic theorists and themes " provides a glossary of key thinkers and concepts. This book sets the agenda for imagining Sociology in the 21st century and will attract students and professionals alike.

The Coming World-Historic Struggle in Science and Religion
The coming world-historic struggle in science and religion

There is nothing inherently antagonistic about the relationship between science and religion that requires ‘bridging’. Modern science is an outgrowth of the secularization of Christendom, itself a descendant of the medieval Islamic quest for a unified understanding of a reality created by a God who is bound by his own actions (Fuller, 1997: Chapter 5; Collins, 1998: Chapters 9–10; Sardar, 1989; Stark, 2003: Chapter 2). The relevant sense of antagonism is purely institutional, namely, the displacement of theology by the natural sciences for the intellectual and spiritual leadership of European and American universities. Even the quite obvious skirmishes between science and religion in the 20th century are best interpreted in ...

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