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Thinking about religion
an historical introduction to theories of Religion

  • ISBN: 9781405120128
  • Editorial: Blackwell Publishing
  • Lugar de la edición: Malden. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 25 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 357
  • Idiomas: Inglés

Papel: Rústica
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Is the Bible unique and flawless divine revelation? Or is it an historical human document subject to criticism? Is religious experience a link to the divine? Or is it a product of social pressure or psychological malformation? This book tells the story of how and why classic theorists have posed such questions, and how the theories and methods of religious studies arose as attempts to answer them. Engaging with leading figures from the history of anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology, the author traces the study of religion back to the sixteenth century. He reveals how the discipline evolved in response to great cultural conflicts and major historical events, such as the discovery of prehistoric cultures in the caves and ruins of Neolithic Europe and the colonial encounter with the 'higher' civilizations of India and China. He also examines the influence of inner experience, tackling issues such as human survival and wish- fulfillment. Along with the accompanying "Thinking about Religion: A Reader", this book offers a complete resource for introductory students of religious studies.


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