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Anatomy of the Sacred An Introduction to Religion

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ISBN-10: 013600380X

ISBN-13: 9780136003809

Edition: 6th 2009

Authors: James C. Livingston, Emeritus Livingston

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This comprehensive introduction to the nature and variety of religious phenomena, belief, and practice (1) explores the issues in the study of religion, (2) examines the universal forms of religious experience, (3) offers a cross-cultural study of a broad range of classic types of religious belief and practice in terms of the seven basic concepts of a religious world view, and (4) surveys the challenges faced by religions today.
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Book details

List price: $126.65
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Anatomy of the Sacred: An Introduction to Religion, 6th Edition
The Study of Religion
What is Religion?
Ways of Studying Religion
Universal Forms of Religious Experience and Expression
The Sacred and the Holy
Sacred Symbol, Myth, and Doctrine
Sacred Ritual
Sacred Scripture
Society and the Sacred: The Social Formations and Transformations of Religion
Universal Components of a Religious Worldview
Deity: Concepts of the Divine and Ultimate Reality
Cosmogony: Origins of the Natural and Social Order
Views of the Human Problem
Theodicy: Encountering Evil
Ethics: Patterns of Moral Action
Soteriology: Ways and Goals of Salvation and Liberation
The Sacred and The Secular in Modernity
Secularization - New Religious Revitalization Movements - COntemporary Religious Fundamentalism
Contemporary Challenges to Traditional Religion: The Status and the Roles of Women - Relations Between Religion and the State