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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They also ignore the fact that no society exists in a vacuum and that no society
invents all of the cultural elements which it employs . All human societies exist in
relation to other societies ; each society will invent certain elements of its cultural
Although the elements under discussion clearly do play a significant role in
shaping cultural forms , just as the Marxist emphasis on economics is an
essential feature , none of these elements is a sufficient explanation for all
cultural beliefs ...
In different cultural contexts these elements will be practised and gain meaning in
relationship to their particular context . If these elements share any commonality ,
it derives from the fact that they are socially constructed by human ...
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