Charles Y. Glock
|Charles Y. Glock|
17 October 1919 |
Bronx, New York
|Fields||Sociology, sociology of religion|
|Institutions||University of California|
Biography and academic background
Charles Glock was born in the Bronx, New York in 1919. He earned a B.S. degree in marketing at New York University and an M.B.A. at Boston University. After four years of military service, Glock earned a Ph.D. in sociology at Columbia University. Glock was professor of sociology at University of California at Berkeley, California. He was twice appointed chair of the department.
Measures of religiosity
Glock is probably best known for his five-dimensional scheme of the nature of religious commitment. His list consist of the following variables:
- practice (sometimes subdivided into private and public ritual)
Studies in prejudice and antisemitism
Aside from his accomplishments in sociology of religion, Glock's other important work concerns the sociological and cognitive sources of prejudice. His book "Christian Beliefs and Anti-Semitism" co-authored with Rodney Stark is based on surveys finding quantitative data in support of a theory tying Antisemitism to selective elements in Christian indoctrination.
- Glock, C. Y. (ed.). (1973). Religion in Sociological Perspective. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
- Glock, C. Y., & Stark, R. (1965). Religion and Society in Tension. Chicago: Rand McNally.
- Glock, C. Y., et al. (1975). Adolescent Prejudice. New York: Harper
- Glock, C. Y., & Quinley H. (1979). Anti-Semitism in America. New York: Free Press
- Glock, C. Y. & Stark, R. (1968). American Piety. Berkeley: University of California Press.
- Glock, C. Y. & Stark, R. (1971). Wayward Shepherds. New York: Harper.
- Greer, Joanne (1998). Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 9. JAI Press. p. 27.
- Glock, C. Y. (1972) ‘On the Study of Religious Commitment’ in J. E. Faulkner (ed.) Religion’s Influence in Contemporary Society, Readings in the Sociology of Religion, Ohio: Charles E. Merril: 38-56.
- Verbit, M. F. (1970). The components and dimensions of religious behavior: Toward a reconceptualization of religiosity. American mosaic, 24, 39.
- Küçükcan, T. (2010). Multidimensional Approach to Religion: a way of looking at religious phenomena. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, 4(10), 60-70.