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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Chapter One looks at some significant thinkers of the past who took what are
broadly called theological approaches to the study of religion . These people
mostly accept that there is some type of essential religious experience that
underlies the ...
The third chapter introduces anthropological and sociological approaches . What
distinguishes these approaches from the ones in earlier chapters is that
anthropologists and sociologists are not primarily interested in an essential ...
CHAPTER ONE The Philosophy of Religion Derek Cross , CO O Introduction
Philosophy as a way of life The existence of God The problem of evil Miracles
Further reading Questions Introduction This chapter introduces some questions
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Psychological and Phenomenological Theories of Religion
Anthropological and Sociological Theories of Religion
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