Can We Talk? Achieving Dialogue between Sociology and Theology

Dennis Hiebert

Sociology has both its own internal division of sociological labor, and its role in the larger academic division of disciplinary labor. While different dimensions of sociology each have significant histories of engagement with theology, theorizing that engagement has floundered recently because of the epistemic privilege conventionally granted to theology. In this essay Dennis W. Hiebert argues that sociology and theology are equally God-ordained, interpretive enterprises in search of Godís truth, and their mutual engagement in that search is carried out best as a dialogue of equals, each open to the other and holding the other accountable. Mr. Hiebert is Professor of Sociology at Providence College in Canada.

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