Philippe Barbey's sociological research of religions, doctor in social sciences of Paris 5 Descartes - Sorbonne, mastered of religious sciences of the High Studies Practical School (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes - EPHE) - Fifth section - Sorbonne web site.
update : 2017, August, 14th
Domains of research
Max Weber, comprehensive sociology, specific charisma, sociology of religious organisations, Secularism, Jehovah's Witnesses, minoritaries religious movements of unitarian Christianity, Michel Servet, History of antitrinitarism.
Member of the French Association of Social sciences for the study of Religions (AFSR),
Member of the Friends of religious sciences - SASR (former students of the EPHE)
Member of the Center for the study of the Resistance and the Deportation - CERD (Brotherhood Edmond Michelet).
The Jehovah's Witnesses in scholarly perspective:
What is new in the scientific study of the movement ?
Cover of Subsidia III Issue -
250 pages included photographs.
Prizes are :
€ 21 for Belgium.
€ 36 for Europe.
€ 46 the rest of the world.
Bank account of the F.V.G.:
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The 2017 International
HOLY LANDS AND SACRED HISTORIES IN NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS
2 July - 6 July 2017
Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Bernadette RIGAL-CELLARD (University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France),
Perceptions and Practices Related to
Holy Lands and Sacred Histories and the (Re)Creation and Invention of Sacred Histories in New Religious Movements: A Case Study of the Twelve Tribes
George D. CHRYSSIDES (University of York St.John and Birmingham, United Kigdom)
Is Nothing Sacred? Jehovah’s
Witnesses and the Significance of Bible Lands
Massimo INTROVIGNE (CESNUR, Torino, Ital),
The Aesthetic Theory of L. Ron Hubbard and the Freewinds as a Mobile Holy Land
Jehovah's Witnesses : Between Tradition and Modernity.
Dr Philippe Barbey, Sociologist of Religions and Secularism, january 2016.
Jehovah's Witnesses : A sociological definition.
Dr Philippe Barbey, september 2009, updated january 2015.
Groups of Study
European Observatory of Religions and Secularism
President : Régis Dericquebourg
Associate Professor of psycho-sociology. Charged with overseeing research in sociology. Sociology of religions. University Charles De Gaulle-Lille 3. Member of the Sociology of Religions and Secularism Group), CNRS-Paris.
Jehovah's Witnesses Scholars Yahoo Group
Moderator : George Chryssides
Philosopher of Religion (Ph.D. Philosophy of Religion), York, St John University, UK.