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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Melford E. Spiro : Oedipus and God the father In ' Religion : Problems of
Definition and Explanation ' ( 1968 ) , Melford Spiro presents a clearly articulated
discussion of issues relating to the definition of religion and his own synthesis of
An additional element in constructing the definition is that it be acceptable within
one's cultural framework : the definition should not go against the basic
understanding and acceptance of the people hearing it . On the basis of this
principle he ...
In spite of his claim that the definition is ostensive rather than essential , its
provisional status is undeveloped . The discussion that follows the definition does
not seem to test it and seems to be clearly based on an acceptance of the
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Psychological and Phenomenological Theories of Religion
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