to consider how it can best engage with these promising developments.
In addition to the works discussed or mentioned in the course of the chapter the following selection indicates some of the directions currently being pursued. It cannot indicate how far a more sociological consciousness has affected historical work on the Bible generally. More elementary books are asterisked.
ABELSON, R. P., Theories of Cognitive Consistency: A Sourcebook ( Chicago, 1968).
BANTON, M. (ed.), Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion ( London, 1966).
BAUM, G., Religion and Alienation: A Theological Reading of Sociology ( New York and Toronto, 1975).
BELLAH, R., Beyond Belief: Essays on Religion in a Post-traditional World ( New York, 1970).
* BERGER, P. L., The Sacred Canopy ( New York, 1967). English title: The Social Reality of Religion ( London, 1969).
-----and LUCKMANN, T., The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge ( New York and London, 1966).
BOURDILLON, M. F. C., et al. (eds.), Sacrifice ( London, 1980).
BURKERT, W., Greek Religion ( 1977; ET Oxford, 1985).
----- Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth ( 1979; ET Berkeley, 1983).
BURRIDGE, K. O. L., New Heaven: New Earth ( Oxford, 1969).
CAPPS, D., et al., Psychology of Religion: A Guide to Information Sources ( Detroit, 1976).
COSER, L., The Function of Social Conflict ( Glencoe, 1956).
DOUGLAS, M. Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo ( London, 1966).
DURKHEIM, E., The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life ( 1912; ET London, 1915).
EVANS-PRITCHARD, E. E., Theories of Primitive Religion ( Oxford, 1965).
FINNEGAN, R. and HORTON, R. (eds.), Modes of Thought: Essays on Thinking in Western and Non-Western Societies ( London, 1973).