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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At the bottom of this path were the simplest forms of societies , perhaps hunters
and gatherers , and at the top was either England or the United States ,
depending on ... Different markers were used to determine the place of a
particular society .
Although , as discussed below , Durkheim does retain an evolutionary aspect to
his approach to religion and society , his analysis does not establish a qualitative
distinction between simple and complex forms . He states : ' these religions ...
The thesis focuses on the fact that our perception of reality , our understanding of
cosmos , is socially constructed , and religion is the projection of society upon the
world around us – in effect , the creation of cosmos . It has subsequently been ...
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