Theories of Religion: A Reader / Edition 1

Theories of Religion: A Reader / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
081353965X
ISBN-13:
9780813539652
Pub. Date:
09/15/2006
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press

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Theories of Religion: A Reader / Edition 1

This book provides a comprehensive selection of readings that relate to and explore the definition of religion. The texts come from a wide range of approaches, unified both by the questions they address and their broadly social scientific perspective. The disciplines covered include anthropology, phenomenology, psychology and sociology. The editors have also included some key texts relating to the feminist approach to and critique of religion.

The initial section of the book includes some of the foundational texts, such as materials by Marx, Freud, and Durkheim. The remaining sections look at more recent discussions of the issues from the different disciplinary perspectives. Each reading is introduced by a biographical sketch of the author. The book also includes introductory discussions to each section that both raise the key issues developed in a particular discipline and address the disciplinary approaches from a more critical stance.

Theories of Religion: A Reader is an invaluable critical resource, accessible to a broad audience as well as students of theology and religious studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813539652
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ancestors
Phenomenology and the History of Religions
Anthropology
Sociological Approaches
Feminist Approaches
Psychology

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