A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion / Edition 1 available in Paperback
A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion introduces the key concepts and theories from religious studies that are necessary for a full understanding of the complex relations between religion and society. The aim is to provide readers with an arsenal of critical concepts for studying religious ideologies, practices, and communities. This thoroughly revised second edition has been restructured to clearly emphasize key topics including:
All ideas and theories are clearly illustrated, with new and engaging examples and case studies throughout, making this the ideal textbook for students approaching the subject area for the first time.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Craig Martin is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at St. Thomas Aquinas College, USA.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments to the First Edition
1 Religion and the Problem of Definition
2 Functionalism and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion
3 How Society Works: Classification
4 How Society Works: Essentialism
5 How Society Works: Structure
6 How Society Works: Habitus
7 How Religion Works: Legitimation
8 How Religion Works: Authority
9 How Religion Works: Authenticity
10 Case Study: What Would Jesus Do?