International Society for the Sociology of Religion

The International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR) is an international scientific organization devoted to analyzing and interpreting religious phenomena in their interaction with society. For historic reasons, the ISSR is a bilingual society, its languages being English and French.

The ISSR was founded in Leuven (in French, Louvain), Belgium, in 1948, as the Conférence Internationale de Sociologie Religieuse (International Conference for Religious Sociology) under the impetus of Jacques Leclerc, professor of moral and social philosophy at the Catholic University of Louvain. According to the statutes of the new organization, it supposed to be a “scientific non-denominational organization to promote a methodologically sound religious sociology” (Articles 3 and 4). The first years of the association saw conflicts between members who wanted to further a non-denominational ...

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