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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In his analysis of religion he specifically argues against the assessment of the
truth of a particular construct as a search for origins ; rather he suggests that
religion as a part of society has a social function and this social function should
be the ...
Thus , structuralist theory would suggest that the same logical structures would
be exemplified in myth or theology and social structure as ... Leach suggests that
myth and ritual are about communication rather than affective experience .
He suggests that , at least in part , definitions of religion arise from both the
imposition of Christian categories and the particular Christian concern about
defining particular categories . Thus , Geertz's analysis , like all the other
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Psychological and Phenomenological Theories of Religion
Anthropological and Sociological Theories of Religion
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