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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Critique Eliade's analysis poses problems at almost every level , all of which
ultimately rest on his view that religion is irreducible and thus can be examined
out side of its cultural context . This type of claim for the status of religion can only
If we consider these theories in the light of Asad's critique of Geertz and theories
of religion in general, it becomes clear that these theories arise in particular
political and social contexts and reflect the interests and power relations of those
In opposition to this , it projects a view of the ' world ' religions as transcending
local cultural contexts and having a significant amount of internal consistency as
well as an essential nature which is found regardless of the context . It is argued ...
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