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Christian Dogmatics is a two-volume survey of the twelve significant loci of Christian doctrine, each one taken care of generally when it comes to its biblical foundations, historic culture, and modern importance. From the viewpoint of the Lutheran culture and in view of the original questions and problems with the yankee context, each one locus is built autonomous of the others by way of six theologians, themselves prompted via divergent theological routine: Carl Braaten, Gerhard Forde, Philip Hefner, Robert Jenson, Paul Sponheim, and Hans Schwartz. quantity 1 discusses dogmatics, the Trinity, the id of God, construction, sin, and Christology. quantity 2 treats atonement, the Holy Spirit, ecclesiology, the sacraments, justification through religion, and eschatology.

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A second form of interaction consists of organized research projects or centers. Interaction of this kind has increased in recent years as funding for research has become more readily available. Yet another form of multidisciplinary interaction occurs through programs and centers specifically designed to encourage exchanges across a variety of disciplines. The principal advantage of multidisciplinary interaction is that it encourages scholarship to be clearer about its assumptions and the reasons for its existence.

In addition, multidisciplinary research and teaching integrates the study of religion into various disciplines and departments, showing that religion is not an autonomous realm, populated only by believers and fellow travelers, but a feature of human life that has broad implications for the understanding of such diverse topics as politics, ethics, and literature. CONCLUSION Perhaps the most daunting aspect of studying any topic concerning religion and wanting to make it sociological is that the number of studies, faculty, and students interested in such topics has mushroomed during the past fifty – and even the past twenty – years.

As a final thought, knowledge of social life as a whole would be enhanced if sociologists were to begin to think of religion as a variable somewhat akin to, for example, social class, race, or gender (cf. Wuthnow, Chapter 2, this volume). Most sociologists today recognize these variables in shaping and differentiating social experiences and practices. Consequently, irrespective of a theoretical interest in stratification many sociologists include measures of social class in their research designs.

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