On the Definition of Interfaith Marriage
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.
Yinger, J. Milton. Spring 1968. "On the Definition of Interfaith Marriage." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 7(1): 104-107.
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