Nine Theories of Religion

Written By Daniel Pals
Nine Theories of Religion
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 08 September 2014
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
  • Pages : 374 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Nine Theories of Religion

Nine Theories of Religion
  • Author : Daniel Pals
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014-09-08
  • Total pages : 374
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : Nine Theories of Religion, third edition, considers nine of the most important religious theories that have been put forward since the scientific approach to religion first caught the imagination of nineteenth century scholars. In each case, the theory is presented by discussing the background of its major spokesman, discussing key ...

Eight Theories of Religion

Eight Theories of Religion
  • Author : Daniel L. Pals
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : "Revised and updated in this second edition, Eight theories of religion considers how ... fundamental questions have engaged the most important thinkers of the modern era. Accessible, systematic, and succinct, the text examines the classic interpretations of religion advanced by theorists who have left a major imprint on the intellectual culture ...

An Ancient Theory of Religion

An Ancient Theory of Religion
  • Author : Nickolas Roubekas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-12-08
  • Total pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : An Ancient Theory of Religion examines a theory of religion put forward by Euhemerus of Messene (late 4th—early 3rd century BCE) in his lost work Sacred Inscription, and shows not only how and why euhemerism came about but also how it was— and still is—used. By studying the ...

Why Study Religion

Why Study Religion
  • Author : Richard B. Miller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : Why Study Religion? offers an alternative framework, Critical Humanism, for thinking about the purposes of the discipline. Richard B. Miller theorizes about the ends rather than the means of humanistic scholarship. He argues that the future of religious studies will depend on how well it can articulate its goals as ...

An Introduction to the Cognitive Science of Religion

An Introduction to the Cognitive Science of Religion
  • Author : Claire White
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-03-15
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : In recent decades, a new scientific approach to understand, explain, and predict many features of religion has emerged. The cognitive science of religion (CSR) has amassed research on the forces that shape the tendency for humans to be religious and on what forms belief takes. It suggests that religion, like ...

Explaining Interpreting and Theorizing Religion and Myth

Explaining  Interpreting  and Theorizing Religion and Myth
  • Author : Nickolas P. Roubekas,Thomas Ryba
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2020-07-20
  • Total pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : Taking its cue from Robert A. Segal’s work, Explaining, Interpreting, and Theorizing Religion and Myth: Contributions in Honor of Robert A. Segal offers a set of essays by renowned scholars addressing the persisting question of how to approach religion and myth as academic categories....

Cultural Approaches to Studying Religion

Cultural Approaches to Studying Religion
  • Author : Sarah J. Bloesch,Meredith Minister
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-10-18
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : This is the first book to provide an introduction to contemporary cultural approaches to the study of religion. This book makes sophisticated ideas accessible at an introductory level, and examines the analytic tools of scholars in religious studies, as well as in related disciplines that have shaped the field including ...

The Cambridge Companion to Religion and Terrorism

The Cambridge Companion to Religion and Terrorism
  • Author : James R. Lewis
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-31
  • Total pages : 299
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : There is currently much discussion regarding the causes of terrorist acts, as well as the connection between terrorism and religion. Terrorism is attributed either to religious 'fanaticism' or, alternately, to political and economic factors, with religion more or less dismissed as a secondary factor. The Cambridge Companion to Religion and ...

Alfred Loisy and the Making of History of Religions

Alfred Loisy and the Making of History of Religions
  • Author : Annelies Lannoy
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2020-08-10
  • Total pages : 380
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : This monograph studies the professionalization of History of religions as an academic discipline in late 19th and early 20th century France and Europe. Its common thread is the work of the French Modernist priest and later Professor of History of religions at the Collège de France, Alfred Loisy (1857-1940), ...

Religious Ethics

Religious Ethics
  • Author : William Schweiker,David A. Clairmont
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : An inclusive and innovative account of religious ethical thinking and acting in the world. Rather than merely applying existing forms of philosophical ethics, Religious Ethics defines the meaning of the field and presents a distinct and original method for ethical reflection through comparisons of world religious traditions. Written by leading ...

Modern Religion Modern Race

Modern Religion  Modern Race
  • Author : Theodore Vial
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-15
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : Religion is a racialized category, even when race is not explicitly mentioned. In Modern Religion, Modern Race Theodore Vial argues that because the categories of religion and race are rooted in the post-Enlightenment project of reimagining what it means to be human, we cannot simply will ourselves to stop using ...

Introducing Religion

Introducing Religion
  • Author : Robert S. Ellwood
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-11-11
  • Total pages : 372
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : Introducing Religion explores different ways of looking at religion in the twenty-first century. Providing a broad overview to the discipline of religious studies, this textbook introduces students to engaging and contemporary topics such as: sociology of religion psychology of religion history of religion religion and art religious ethics popular religion ...

The Routledge International Handbook of the Place of Religion in Early Childhood Education and Care

The Routledge International Handbook of the Place of Religion in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Author : Arniika Kuusisto
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-05-30
  • Total pages : 564
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : Understanding the place of religion in Early Childhood Education and Care is of critical importance for the development of cultural literacy and plays a key role in societal coherence and inclusion. This international handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the place of religion in the societal educational arenas of the ...

Traditional Islamic Ethics The Concept of Virtue and its Implications for Contemporary Human Rights

Traditional Islamic Ethics  The Concept of Virtue and its Implications for Contemporary Human Rights
  • Author : Irfaan Jaffer
  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Total pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : "Traditional Islamic Ethics: The Concept of Virtue and its Implications for Human Rights" concentrates on the subject of Islam and modernity and Islam and human rights, a topic that has become popular and relevant with the rise of globalization and the interest in Islamic extremism and human rights. This book ...

The Cambridge Companion to Religious Experience

The Cambridge Companion to Religious Experience
  • Author : Paul K. Moser,Chad Meister
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-31
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780199859092
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Summary : Offers a state-of-the-art contribution by providing critical analyses of and creative insights to the nature of religious experience....