Anatomy of the Sacred: An Introduction to Religion / Edition 6

Anatomy of the Sacred: An Introduction to Religion / Edition 6

by James C. Livingston Emeritus
     
 

For one-semester, undergraduate courses in Introduction to Religion and Comparative Religion, and more advanced courses dealing with issues in the theoretical study of religion.

This comprehensive introduction to the nature and variety of religious phenomena, belief, and practice (1) explores the issues in religious studies, (2) examines the universal forms of

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For one-semester, undergraduate courses in Introduction to Religion and Comparative Religion, and more advanced courses dealing with issues in the theoretical study of religion.

This comprehensive introduction to the nature and variety of religious phenomena, belief, and practice (1) explores the issues in religious studies, (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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136003809
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/29/2008
Series:
Alternative eText Formats Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
43,398
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Anatomy of the Sacred: An Introduction to Religion, 6th Edition

PART I) THE STUDY OF RELIGION:

1) What is Religion?

2) Ways of Studying Religion


PART II) UNIVERSAL FORMS OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE AND EXPRESSION

3) The Sacred and the Holy
4) Sacred Symbol, Myth, and Doctrine

5) Sacred Ritual
6) Sacred Scripture
7) Society and the Sacred: The Social Formations and Transformations of Religion

PART III) UNIVERSAL COMPONENTS OF A RELIGIOUS WORLDVIEW
8) Deity: Concepts of the Divine and Ultimate Reality
9) Cosmogony: Origins of the Natural and Social Order
10) Views of the Human Problem
11) Theodicy: Encountering Evil

12) Ethics: Patterns of Moral Action

13) Soteriology: Ways and Goals of Salvation and Liberation

PART IV) THE SACRED AND THE SECULAR IN MODERNITY

14) Secularization - New Religious Revitalization Movements - COntemporary Religious Fundamentalism

15) Contemporary Challenges to Traditional Religion: The Status and the Roles of Women - Relations Between Religion and the State

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