Professor Eui-Young Yu
Sociology and immigration study. How sociology can help Korean churches understand society. Sociology is the study of society, development, structure, and functioning of human society. Sociology is a very broad discipline that examine how humans interact with each other and how human behavior is shaped by social structures such as, groups, communities, organizations, social categories. Such as age, sex, class, race, etc., and social institutions, such as politics, religion, education, etc. The basic foundation of sociology is the belief that a person's attitudes, actions, and opportunities are shaped by all of these aspects of society. Individuals are categorized into groups, and groups influence our behavior and take on characteristics that are independent of their members. Sociologists focus on behavior patterns of groups, such as differences based on sex, race, age, class, etc.
Sociology originated from and was influenced by the industrial revolution during the early nineteenth century. There are five major founders of sociology: August Comte, Herbert Spencer, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber. August Comte is thought of as the "Father of Sociology" as he made the term sociology in 1838. He believed that society should be understood and studied as it was, rather than what it should be. He was the first to help us understand that the path to understanding the world and society was based in science. Marx, Spencer, Durkheim, and Weber further helped define and develop sociology as a science and discipline, each pointing out important theories and concepts still used and understood today.
It is important for us to learn sociology so that we can understand the rest of society. If we only cared for what christianity is, we would think everything else is bad. Such as other religious. It is true that we need to follow christianity but it is also true that we must not judge. There is no...