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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One of the most significant of these underlies the persistent theory of cultural
evolution and recapitulation . ... The theory of cultural evolution , which Freud
inherited , was unilinear ; it assumed that all cultures go through a single
As cultural evolutionary models imply that all cultural evolution follows a single
path leading to a single end – what is perceived of as the most advanced form –
there is no basis in biological evolution and no cultural necessity that this type of
In the case of Malinowski , individual needs become the sole basis of culture . ...
Although the elements under discussion clearly do play a significant role in
shaping cultural forms , just as the Marxist emphasis on economics is an
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