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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Religious emotions are the same as other emotions ; what makes them religious
is that their object is religious . James's definition of religion is also more
encompassing than many other discussions in respect of the object of religion .
The morphology takes no account of the believers ' understanding or practice in
respect of the particular religious object . For many phenomenologists , particular
religions are of interest but they are not the primary goal of the analysis .
For example , action in relation to one object will produce a similar result in a
similar object ( usually the second object is more significant than the first ) . The
law of contagion suggests that objects which have a relation to each other , or
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Psychological and Phenomenological Theories of Religion
Anthropological and Sociological Theories of Religion
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