ISBN-10:
9004109439
ISBN-13:
9789004109438
Pub. Date:
10/02/1998
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Self, Soul and Body in Religious Experience

Self, Soul and Body in Religious Experience

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Overview

Self, Soul and Body in Religious Experience

The papers in this volume were delivered at the first international colloquium by the Jacob Taubes Minerva Center for Religious Anthropology at Bar Ilan University, held in February 1995.
Concepts of Self, Soul and Body are so close to the physiological layers of life that we may imagine them to be biological as well; but in fact, they are social constructs, and a source of fundamental metaphors for the classification of experience. They thus help organize the world, at the same time as they express basic human identity. They vary from culture to culture and can productively be compared and contrasted from one setting to another. We intend these papers to be a test case of the benefit to be gained from attention to Religious Anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004109438
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/02/1998
Series: Numen Book Series , #78
Pages: 450
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.28(d)

About the Author

Albert I. Baumgarten, Ph.D. (1972), is the Director of the Jacob Taubes Center for Religious Anthropology at Bar Ilan University. His most recent publication is The Flourishing of Jewish Sects in the Maccabean Era: An Interpretation (Brill, 1997).

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