The Phenomenon of Religion: A Thematic Approach

The Phenomenon of Religion: A Thematic Approach

by Moojan Momen
     
 

This is an innovative, thematic presentation of the role of religion in human society, from traditional cultures to the modern world. This comprehensive account covers all the major traditions, features nearly 400 illustrations, and is accompanied by maps, timelines, a glossary, full explanatory notes, and an extensive bibliography.See more details below

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This is an innovative, thematic presentation of the role of religion in human society, from traditional cultures to the modern world. This comprehensive account covers all the major traditions, features nearly 400 illustrations, and is accompanied by maps, timelines, a glossary, full explanatory notes, and an extensive bibliography.

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"Religion," says Momen (Introduction to Shi'i Islam), "is a phenomenon that has proven difficult to define." Momen's perspective--that religion can only be grasped as a fluid, multifaceted manifestation--requires a broad grasp of many disciplines and a comprehensive appreciation of the methods and complexities that contribute to the plethora of world faith traditions. To his credit, Momen does this and more. He steers clear of a strictly Western vision, utilizing Baha'i and Asian traditions as well as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to exemplify and contrast the conceptual, social, and experiential aspects of religion. Running over 600 pages (including index and glossary), his book covers a tremendous amount of territory, including the arts, gender, archetype and myth, and theories of religion. Comprehensiveness gives way to a certain level of reductionism, but the book's strength is its breadth. Recommended for general religion and seminary collections.--Sandra Collins, Univ. of Pittsburgh Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781851681617
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.41(d)

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