On the Definition of Interfaith Marriage

Title:
On the Definition of Interfaith Marriage
Authors:
Yinger, J. Milton
Abstract:
The way in which a concept is defined strongly influences its use in research. There are times when drastic redefinition can open up new questions and powerfully affect our approaches to old questions. Definition of interfaith marriage on the basis of the single criterion of church membership or identification, it is argued, has prevented us from studying the causes and consequences of intermarriage effectively. A multi-variable definition is proposed and its possible effects on research are illustrated.
Citation:
Yinger, J. Milton. Spring 1968. "On the Definition of Interfaith Marriage." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 7(1): 104-107.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
DATE ISSUED:
1968
Department:
Sociology
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.2307/1385115
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/310016

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorYinger, J. Miltonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:23:22Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:23:22Z-
dc.date.issued1968en
dc.identifier.citationYinger, J. Milton. Spring 1968. "On the Definition of Interfaith Marriage." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 7(1): 104-107.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0021-8294en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/310016-
dc.description.abstractThe way in which a concept is defined strongly influences its use in research. There are times when drastic redefinition can open up new questions and powerfully affect our approaches to old questions. Definition of interfaith marriage on the basis of the single criterion of church membership or identification, it is argued, has prevented us from studying the causes and consequences of intermarriage effectively. A multi-variable definition is proposed and its possible effects on research are illustrated.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/1385115-
dc.subject.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.titleOn the Definition of Interfaith Marriageen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal for the Scientific Study of Religionen_US
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