Religious Studies and Theology: An Introduction

Religious Studies and Theology: An Introduction

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New York University Press

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Religious Studies and Theology: An Introduction

Though they are intimately related, most textbooks cover either religious studies or theology, leaving students lacking in exposure to one or the other of these associated disciplines. Religious Studies and Theology: An Introduction offers a comprehensive introduction to both subjects in one inclusive volume. The text is written in an accessible style and is meant for beginning students and all those interested in learning about these fields. It is divided into 6 sections, including Theories of Religion; World Religions; Biblical Studies; Practical Theology; Systematic Theology; and The Philosophy of Religion. The volume also contains a guide for further reading as well as boxes to explain key terms. Offering thorough and cutting-edge coverage of all aspects of these fields, it is the only introduction to the whole of religious studies and theology in a single-volume format.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814799130
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Pages: 632
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.54(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributorsv
Part IReligious Studies
Section 1Theories of Religion7
1The Theology of Religion7
2Psychological and Phenomenological Theories of Religion31
3Anthropological and Sociological Theories of Religion55
Section 2Case Studies95
1Indigenous Traditions and Anthropological Theory95
5Hinduism and Buddhism223
6New Religious Movements and the New Age265
7Recent Trends in Religion283
Part IITheology
Section 1Biblical Studies313
1Ways of Reading the Bible313
2Introduction to the Hebrew Bible327
3Introduction to the New Testament349
Section 2Practical Theology379
1What is Practical Theology?379
Section 3Systematic Theology411
1An Overview of Christian History411
2Christology from the Apostolic Age to Chalcedon435
3The Bases of Systematic Theology457
4The Holy Spirit, Creeds and the Church485
5Revelation and the Trinity509
Section 4Philosophy of Religion537
1The Philosophy of Religion537
Select Bibliography609

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