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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His second criticism challenges Geertz's understanding of symbols . He argues
that although Geertz distinguishes between the symbol and the conception it
represents , in much of his argument this distinction is not maintained and the ...
Symbolism Definition of symbols One of the most significant features of all
religious systems , and culture in general is the use of symbols . Symbols are
best understood if they are distinguished from signs . A sign has a one - to - one ...
The process of creating and using symbols can properly be analysed cross -
culturally , specific symbols cannot be so analysed . There are , however , some
symbols that arise out our common experience of the world as human beings , for
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Psychological and Phenomenological Theories of Religion
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