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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He challenges the assumption , which he suggests is taken up by Radcliffe
Brown ( see below ) , that religious entities conform to social structure and are in
effect no more than society , suggesting that the reasoning behind this is no more
His analysis focused on social structures and societal functions rather than the
individual and individual functions and needs . Rather than attempting to
determine the origin of particular practices , Radcliffe Brown sought to discover
their social ...
Conclusion In this chapter we have examined the development of theories of
religion within the social scientific disciplines of anthropology and sociology. If we
consider these theories in the light of Asad's critique of Geertz and theories of ...
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