Does human behavior intrigue you? Are you interested in what’s going on in the world and society? Do you like to sit and watch a busy street? If so, you have the potential to see the world and even yourself like no one else can. God designed us to understand ourselves in the context of relationships, so as a “people watcher,” you may have the marks of a rising sociologist. Interested in finding out?
Matthew Vos introduces you to the field of sociology, where people, problems, and politics find their way under the microscope. Find out how you can bring new depth to your understanding of your relationship with God and the world through people studying people.
The Faithful Learning series invites Christian students to dive deeper into a modern academic discipline. The authors, scholars in their fields, believe that academic disciplines are good gifts from God that, when understood rightly, will give students the potential to cultivate a deeper love for God and neighbor.
Matthew S. Vos (MEd, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; PhD, University of Tennessee at Knoxville) is professor of sociology at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.
"My confidence in the power of truth is not separable...from trust in all my companions who are bound to its cause. Faith is a dual bond of loyalty and trust that is woven around the members of such a community." - H. Ricahrd Niebuhr, Christ and Culture