Critical Terms for Religious Studies / Edition 2

Critical Terms for Religious Studies / Edition 2

by Mark C. Taylor
     
 

Critical Terms for Religious Studies provides vocabulary with which religious diversity can be effectively described and responsibly discussed. Each essay provides a concise history of a critical term, explores the issues it raises, and puts the term to use in an analysis of a religious work, practice, or event. Moving across Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism,… See more details below

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Critical Terms for Religious Studies provides vocabulary with which religious diversity can be effectively described and responsibly discussed. Each essay provides a concise history of a critical term, explores the issues it raises, and puts the term to use in an analysis of a religious work, practice, or event. Moving across Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Native American and Mayan religions, contributors explore terms ranging from experience, territory, and image, to God, sacrifice, and transgression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226791562
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Edition description:
1
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Belief21
2Body36
3Conflict55
4Culture70
5Experience94
6Gender117
7God136
8Image160
9Liberation173
10Modernity186
11Performance205
12Person225
13Rationality239
14Relic256
15Religion, Religions, Religious269
16Sacrifice285
17Territory298
18Time314
19Transformation334
20Transgression349
21Value365
22Writing383
Contributors395
Index399

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