Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion

Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion

by Gary Kessler

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Overview

Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion is an accessible guide to the most important and widely studied theorists on religion of the last 300 years. Arranged chronologically, the book explores the lives, works and ideas of key writers across a truly interdisciplinary range, from sociologists to psychologists.

Thinkers covered include:

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • James Frazer
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Emile Durkheim
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Mary Douglas
  • Talal Asad
  • Søren Kierkegaard

Providing an indispensable one volume map of our understanding of religion in the west, the book is fully cross-referenced throughout and provides authoritative guides to important primary and secondary texts for students wishing to take their studies further.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136662409
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Series: Routledge Key Guides
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,107,232
File size: 659 KB

About the Author

Gary Kessler is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religious Studies at California State University. An experienced teacher of introductory courses in both Philosophy and Religion, he is also the author of Studying Religion: An Introduction Through Cases and Voices of Wisdom: A Multicultural Philosophy Reader.

Table of Contents

Chronological list of contents  Alphabetical list of contents  Preface  Fifty Thinkers  Glossary  Index

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