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Thinking about Religion A Reader

ISBN-10: 140512167X
ISBN-13: 9781405121675
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Ivan Strenski
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Matching pivotal theorists and theories of religion alongside cutting-edge criticism from a team of leading contemporary scholars, this vibrant collection enables students to gain a balanced understanding of the diverse methods, theories, and theorists involved in the historical and methodological development of the study of religion. It can be used alongside Ivan Strenski's textbook, Thinking about Religion: An Historical Introduction to Theories of Religion, to offer a complete resource for introductory students of religious studies. Creates a useful mix of classic and contemporary responses to issues in the study of religion, ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time. Traces the major historical and methodological development of the study of religion in the modern West, enabling students to gain a balanced understanding of the diverse methods, theories, and theorists involved. Primary theorists featured include Cherbury, Durkheim, Eliade, Frazer, Freud, Hume, Brede Kristensen, Malinowski, Max M8ller, Ninian Smart, Robertson Smith, Spinoza, Tylor, and Weber. Contemporary contributors include Winston Davis, Sidney Hook, Robert Alun Jones, Karl Menninger, Sam Preus, Philip Rieff, Robert Segal, Georges Sorel, George Stocking, and William Dwight Whitney.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Quest for Natural Religion
Edward's Prayer
Common Notions Concerning Religion
from The Natural History of Religion
Hume's Natural History of Religion and the Beginning of the Social Scientific Study of Religion
The Critique of Religion Also Begins with the Critique of the Bible
from The History of the Origins of Christianity, Book I: Life of Jesus
The Historical System of Ernest Renan
from A Theologico-Political Treatise and a Political Treatise
The Bible and Religion in the Century of Genius, Part III: The Hidden Dialogue in Spinoza's Tractatus
The Shock of the Old: Max Muller's Search for the Soul of Europe
Preface to Chips from a German Woodshop
On the Philosophy of Mythology
Forgotten Bibles
Muller on the Science of Religion
The Shock of the 'Savage': Edward Burnett Tylor, Evolution, and Spirits
from Anahuac: Or Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern
The Religion of Savages
from Primitive Culture
Edward Burnett Tylor and the Mission of Primitive Man
Evolution in the Religion of the Bible: William Robertson Smith
from Lectures on the Religion of the Semites
Renan's Histoire du peuple d'Israel
William Robertson Smith
Setting the Eternal Templates of Salvation: James Frazer
from The Golden Bough
Outcast from the Islands: Frazer, The Golden Bough, and Modern Anthropology
from Evolution to Religious Experience: Phenomenology of Religion
from The Meaning of Religion: Lectures in the Phenomenology of Religion
from Argonauts of the Western Pacific
from The Idea of the Holy
Towards a Theory of the Configurations of Religion
Religious Experience Creates the World of the Modern Economy: Max Weber
from The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Capitalism and Protestantism
Religion and Development: Weber and the East Asian Experience
Tales from the Underground: Freud and the Psychoanalytic Origins of Religion
from The Future of an Illusion
Sigmund Freud
The Neurosis of Civilization
from Freud: The Mind of the Moralist
Bronislaw Malinowski, Bipolarity, and the "Sublime Folly" of Religion
from Magic, Science and Religion
Souvenir of Malinowsky
Anthropology and the Science of the Irrational: Malinowski's Encounter with Freudian Psychoanalysis
Seeing the Sacred with the Social Eye: Emile Durkheim's "Religious Sociology"
from The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
Concerning the Definition of Religious Phenomena
Contribution to Discussion "Religious Sentiment at the Present Time"
Individualism and Intellectuals
Pragmatism and Protestantism in the Development of Durkheim's Sociology of Religion
Mircea Eliade: Turning the 'Worm of Doubt'
from Patterns in Comparative Religion
Crisis and Renewal
Cosmogonic Myth and "Sacred History"
Mircea Eliade: Apologia Pro Opere Suo
Index

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