J. Milton Yinger

Religion in the Struggle for Power:

A Study in the Sociology of Religion

Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1946, 5.

 

 

Religion is the attempt to bring the relative, the temporary, the disappointing, the painful things in life into relation with what is conceived to be permanent, absolute, and cosmically optimistic.2

 

[Submitted by James A. Santucci]