Thinking about Religion An Historical Introduction to Theories of Religion
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
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Description: This history-based introduction to the study of religion introduces the main methods, theories and theorists in the field. Introduces the main methods, theories and theorists in the field. Engages with leading figures from the history of anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy and theology who have influenced the study of religion. Reveals how the study of religion evolved in response to great cultural conflicts and major historical events. Also considers the influence of inner experience, tacking issues such as human survival and wish-fulfilment.
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List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/13/2006
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: Thinking about Religion, Instead of Just Believing|
|The Prehistory of the Study of Religion: Responses to an Expanding World|
|Naturalism, God-Given Reason, and the Quest for Natural Religion|
|The Critique of Religion Also Begins with the Critique of the Bible|
|Classic Nineteenth-Century Theorists of the Study of Religion: The Quest for the Origins of Religion in History|
|The Shock of the Old: Max Muller's Search for the Soul of Europe|
|The Shock of the 'Savage': Edward Burnett Tylor, Evolution, and Spirits|
|Evolution in the Religion of the Bible: William Robertson Smith|
|Setting the Eternal Templates of Salvation: James Frazer|
|Classic Twentieth-Century Theorists of the Study of Religion: Defending the Inner Sanctum of Religious Experience or Storming It|
|From Evolution to Religious Experience: Phenomenology of Religion|
|Religious Experience Creates the World of the Modern Economy: Max Weber|
|Tales from the Underground: Freud and the Psychoanalytic Origins of Religion|
|Bronislaw Malinowski, Bipolarity, and the "Sublime Folly" of Religion|
|Seeing the Sacred with the Social Eye: Emile Durkheim's "Religious Sociology"|
|Mircea Eliade: Turning the 'Worm of Doubt'|
|Conclusion: Science of Religion, the Bible, and Prince Charming|