Sociology and Christianity

Call for Contributions for an International Handbook. Deadline: December 31, 2020

The aim of the Routledge International Handbook Series is to provide scholars and advanced students with comprehensive and authoritative, state-of-the-art reviews of current research in a particular area.  The aim of the International Handbook of Sociology and Christianity is to set the research agenda for the next five to seven years, to redefine existing areas within the context of international multi-disciplinary research, to highlight emerging areas, and to provide upper undergraduate and graduate students with ideas and encouragement for future research activity.


Unit 1: History
Comparative-historical Sociology, Christian influences, Rationality and Society, International Differences, Modernity/Post-modernity, etc.

Unit 2: Intersection and Integration
Models, Tensions, Agreements, Science and Methods of Knowing, Critical Realism,Christian Critiques of Sociology, The Sociology of Knowledge, etc.

Unit 3: Theory
Structural-functionalism, Conflict Theory, Marxist Sociology, Critical Theory, Feminist Sociology, Symbolic Interactionism, Ethnomethodology, Rational Choice, Sociobiology, Agency-Structure Integration, etc.

Unit 4: Self and Society
Culture, Socialization, Social Psychology, Sociology of the Body (embodiment), Sociology of Emotions, Groups and Organizations, Altruism/Morality/Social Solidarity, Deviance and Crime, Children and Youth, Aging and the Life Course, Consumerism, Human Rights, etc.

Unit 5: Social Inequalities
Social Class, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Age, Disabilities, Sexual Orientation, Intersectionality, etc.

Unit 6: Social Institutions
Economy, Polity, Family, Religion, Education, Media, Law, Medicine, Sport, Science and Technology, The Arts, The Military, etc.

Unit 7: Social Change
Population, Community and Urbanization, Collective Action, Social Movements, Peace/War, Migration, Globalization, etc.

Unit 8: Applied Sociology
Social Problems, Global Problems, Social Justice, Social Policy, Environment, Alienation, Anomie, Prejudice and Discrimination, etc.

Unit 9: Future Directions and Challenges
The status and role of sociology in academia, Christian interest in and openness to sociology, Examples of collaboration, Post-secularity, etc.

Guidelines for Contributors

  1. Consider and outline the historical and intellectual development of your topic.
  2. Discuss the major claims and developments of your topic, outlining the work of key contributors.
  3. Discuss the principal contributions made within your topic.
  4. Outline the main criticisms.
  5. Consider why this topic is important, and what future developments one might anticipate.
  6. Footnotes should be avoided, and references follow the Harvard bibliographical system.
  7. Chapters can vary from 3,000-6,000 words in length, including a maximum of 100 references.


December 31, 2020 – For proposals

March 31, 2021 – For Chapter Titles and Abstracts

December 31, 2021 – For full Chapter manuscripts

Send to: dennis.hiebert(at)prov(dot)ca

Send Inquiries to:

Dennis Hiebert, Editor (dennis.hiebert(at)prov(dot)ca)
Professor of Sociology
Providence University College
Manitoba, Canada

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