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Redeeming Sociology: A God-Centered Approach
In their pursuit of social welfare, sociologists and everyday citizens alike have adopted a worldview that fails to account for both the nature of God and the depravity of humankind. Ignoring God and sin has resulted in misguided analyses and ineffective solutions to societal issues. The time has come to rethink the study of sociology as those faulty assumptions have clear ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 4th 2011 by Crossway Books
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This is a good book that is solidly grounded in Scripture. While I have no criticisms of the content, I felt at times that it could have been condensed. Some of the points had previously been made in Poythress' book on language - which is excellent book. I also felt that the appendices could have been incorporated and integrated into the main content of the book. So it's worth a read and will stimulate thought but I would skim some sections.
Vern S. Poythress was born in 1946 in Madera, California, where he lived with his parents Ransom H. Poythress and Carola N. Poythress and his older brother Kenneth R. Poythress. After teaching mathematics for a year at Fresno State College (now California State University at Fresno), he became a student at Westminster Theological Seminary, where he earned an M.Div. (1974) and a Th.M. in apologetic ...moreMore about Vern Sheridan Poythress...