Title

On the Definition of Interfaith Marriage

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.

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date

1-1-1968

Publication Title

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

Department

Sociology

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.2307/1385115

Language

English

Format

text

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