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Description - Rational Choice Theory and Religion by Lawrence A. Young

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415911924
ISBN-10: 0415911923
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lawrence A. Young

Lawrence A.Young is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brigham Young University. He is the co-author of Full Pews and Empty Altars (1993) and co-editor Contemporary Mormonism (1994) .