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True Religion / Edition 1

True Religion / Edition 1

by Graham Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631221743

ISBN-13: 9780631221746

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Through reference to plays, poetry, novels, films and painting, this manifesto traces the genealogy of ‘true religion' in the western world and makes six controversial claims about the past, present and future of religion.

  • Traces a transformation in the way religion is understood and performed in the western world.
  • Makes

Overview

Through reference to plays, poetry, novels, films and painting, this manifesto traces the genealogy of ‘true religion' in the western world and makes six controversial claims about the past, present and future of religion.

  • Traces a transformation in the way religion is understood and performed in the western world.
  • Makes several major claims about the past, present and future of true religion.
  • Uses cultural metaphors as ways into understanding religion.
  • Refers to plays, poetry, novels, paintings and films, including Romeo and Juliet, Moby Dick, The Exorcist and Stigmata.
  • Suggests that the end of wars between nations could result in a return of wars of faith.
  • Part of the prestigious Blackwell Manifestos series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631221746
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
15.20(w) x 22.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1. Religion Before and After Secularism.

2. True Religion and Temporal Gods.

3. True Religion and Consumption.

4. True Religion and Special Effect.

Afterword.

Notes.

Index.

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