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Religion : the modern theories

Religion : the modern theories

Author: Seth Daniel Kunin
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A comprehensive and approachable introduction to social scientific theories of religion as they have developed in the twentieth century.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kunin, Seth Daniel.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2003
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seth Daniel Kunin
ISBN: 0748615210 9780748615216 0748615229 9780748615223
OCLC Number: 51031439
Description: viii, 232 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Karl Marx and cultural materialism --
Emile Durkheim and functionalism --
Max Weber --
Sigmund Freud and the psychological tradition --
Rudolf Otto : the idea of the holy --
Sociology, methodological atheism and secularisation --
Psychological approaches --
Phenomenology and the history of religion --
Feminism, gender and religion --
Anthropological approaches to religion --
Some final words --
Ritual --
Symbolism --
Myth --
Last words.
Responsibility: Seth D. Kunin.


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This introductory textbook is both challenging and rewarding. In summarising a great number of theories and interpretations of religion it covers in three parts a wider span of academic disciplines Read more...

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