Thinking about Religion: An Historical Introduction to Theories of Religion

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Wiley, 13 lut 2006 - 358
This history-based introduction to the study of religion introduces the main methods, theories and theorists in the field.

  • Introduces the main methods, theories and theorists in the field.
  • Engages with leading figures from the history of anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy and theology who have influenced the study of religion.
  • Reveals how the study of religion evolved in response to great cultural conflicts and major historical events.
  • Also considers the influence of inner experience, tacking issues such as human survival and wish-fulfilment.

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Ivan Strenski is Holstein Family and Community Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Riverside. His previous publications include Four Theories of Myth in Twentieth-Century History (1988), Religion in Relation: Method, Application, and Moral Location (1993), Durkheim and the Jews of France (1997), Contesting Sacrifice: Religion, Nationalism and Social Thought (2002), Theology and the First Theory of Sacrifice (2003), and The New Durkheim: Essays on Philosophy, Religious Identity and the Politics of Knowledge (2006).

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