The Grammar of Social Relations: The Major Essays of Louis Schneider
This collection of the writings of Louis Schneider, an exceptionally gifted sociologist of religion the history of ideas, provides a sensitive but rigorous view of the place of ideas in social life. Di¬≠vided according to the principal areas in which Schneider con¬≠ducted research‚ history of social thought, principles of social the¬≠ory, sociology of religion‚ are es¬≠says on evolution, styles of re¬≠search, and moral choice in human relations. His knowledge of systems of thought‚ dialec¬≠tical, functional, and phenomenological‚ was peerless. The unifying theme in his work is the place of cultural formations in so¬≠cial structures; as a result, his writings are alive with persons no less than systems.