Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept

Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept

by Brent Nongbri
     
 

A fascinating exploration of religion as an invention of the modern worldSee more details below

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A fascinating exploration of religion as an invention of the modern world

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300154160
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/22/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
835,093
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

one What Do We Mean by "Religion"? 15

two Lost in Translation: Inserting "Religion" into Ancient Texts 25

three Some (Premature) Births of Religion in Antiquity 46

four Christians and "Others" in the Premodern Era 65

five Renaissance, Reformation, and Religion in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 85

six New Worlds, New Religions, World Religions 106

seven The Modern Origins of Ancient Religions 132

Conclusion: After Religion? 154

Notes 161

Bibliography 231

Index 263

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