A Companion to Religious Studies and Theology
Helen Katharine Bond, Seth Daniel Kunin, Francesca Aran Murphy
Edinburgh University Press, 2003 - 632 sidor
Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, New Religious Movements. Practical Theology or Systematic Theology. The Bible, the Philosophy of Religion, Psychological, Anthropological or Sociological theories. Whatever your interest, this Companion offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject areas of both Religious Studies and Theology in one inclusive volume.
Based on the core components of Religious Studies and Theology degrees, it is designed to function as the main text for beginning students and for use throughout their studies. Stimulating and broad-ranging, it is divided into two parts - Religious Studies and Theology - and six main sections:
This blend of thorough and cutting-edge perspectives offers a balanced overview of the field a whole.
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religion peculiar to contemporary Western society , distinguished from other
forms of religion by the relative absence of social authority . There are no official
bodies that represent New Agers at local , national or international levels or that
assessment can be made of academic analyses based upon a view that authority
in the New Age arises from the self . It is clear that most accounts of the New Age
underestimate the nature and extent of social authority that exists in the ...
The authority of the Bible Before we consider different ways of reading the Bible ,
the prior question arises : Why the Bible ? What's special about it ? The
immediate answer is that virtually all Christians , since the New Testament
writings were ...
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Psychological and Phenomenological Theories of Religion
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