Nine Theories of Religion

Nine Theories of Religion
Author: Daniel Pals
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2014-09-08
ISBN 10: 9780199859092
ISBN 13: 0199859094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Theories of Religion Book Review:

Nine Theories of Religion, third edition, considers nine of the most important religious theories that have been put forward since the scientific approach to religion first caught the imagination of nineteenth century scholars. In each case, the theory is presented by discussing the background of its major spokesman, discussing key ideas as they are presented in text, noticing its distinctive features in comparison with other theories, and recording the main objections raised by its critics.

Eight Theories of Religion

Eight Theories of Religion
Author: Daniel L. Pals
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015063249182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eight Theories of Religion Book Review:

"Revised and updated in this second edition, Eight theories of religion considers how ... fundamental questions have engaged the most important thinkers of the modern era. Accessible, systematic, and succinct, the text examines the classic interpretations of religion advanced by theorists who have left a major imprint on the intellectual culture of the twentieth century."--p. 4 of cover.

Introducing Religion

Introducing Religion
Author: Daniel L. Pals
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780195181487
ISBN 13: 0195181484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing Religion Book Review:

What is religion? How is it to be explained? Why do human beings believe in divinities? Why do the beliefs and behaviors we typically describe as religious so deeply affect the human personality and so subtly weave their way through human society? Introducing Religion: Readings from the Classic Theorists presents eleven key texts from influential theorists who played a pivotal role in the modern enterprise of explaining the phenomenon of religion. These writings seek to account for the origin, function, and enduring human appeal of religion by drawing on methods of scientific scholarship unconstrained by theological creeds or confessional commitments. An ideal companion to author Daniel L. Pals' textbook, Eight Theories of Religion, Second Edition, or other beginning texts, Introducing Religion opens with selections from the works of Edward Burnett Tylor and James Frazer--Victorian pioneers in anthropology and the comparative study of religion. It then offers entry into the provocative analyses of Sigmund Freud, Emile Durkheim, and Karl Marx, whose aggressive reductionist approaches framed the explanatory debate for much of the century to follow. Responses to reductionist theories--and new directions in explanation--claim a place in selections from the works of philosopher-psychologist William James, theologian Rudolf Otto, sociologist Max Weber, and comparativist Mircea Eliade. The volume ends with discussions drawn from the celebrated field studies of British anthropologist E. E. Evans-Pritchard and the interpretive anthropology of American theorist Clifford Geertz, whose fieldwork took him to both Asia and the Middle East. Brief career portraits of the theorists at the outset of each chapter give context to the readings, and a general introduction features guiding questions designed to help students assess and compare the different theories. Offering an illuminating overview of this controversial and engaging subject, Introducing Religion: Readings from the Classic Theorists is ideal for introductory courses in religion as well as courses in method and theory of religion, world religions, and sociology, psychology, or anthropology of religion.

Theory for Religious Studies

Theory for Religious Studies
Author: William E. Deal,Timothy Kandler Beal
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780415966382
ISBN 13: 0415966388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory for Religious Studies Book Review:

'Theory for Religious Studies' takes major theoretical writers in the humanities & social sciences, & explains their relevance to the study of religion.

Ten Theories of Religion

Ten Theories of Religion
Author: Daniel Pals
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-07
ISBN 10: 9780190935085
ISBN 13: 0190935081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Theories of Religion Book Review:

Why do human beings believe in divinities? Why do some seek eternal life, while others seek escape from recurring lives? Why do the beliefs and behaviors we typically call religious so deeply affect the human personality and so subtly weave their way through human society? Ideal as a supplementary text in introductory religion courses or as the main text in theory and method in religious studies or in sociology of religion courses, Ten Theories of Religion, Fourth Edition, offers an illuminating treatment of this controversial and fascinating subject.

The Geologic Model of Religion

The Geologic Model of Religion
Author: Andrew Clifford
Publsiher: Andrew Clifford
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2012-07-17
ISBN 10: 0957311400
ISBN 13: 9780957311404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geologic Model of Religion Book Review:

"Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity" The opening line of the film Troy captures the tragic essence of personal mortality: ones' passing into oblivion and fading from all memory. Since the prehistoric dawn of humanity death has shadowed everyone’s footsteps. Even into the current scientific era religion has long been the only defense. The sole comfort against oblivion offering a promise of new life or even immortality. The Geologic Model of Religion is a sympathetic study of this defense from its ancient beginnings, drawing upon archaeology, anthropology and comparative religion to clearly explain one of the most complex subjects known. From the study a new model emerges which: * Decomposes religion into its distinct worldview and afterlife paradigms * Categorizes evidence of belief systems held by prehistoric hunter-gatherers, culminating in the Temples of Rebirth such as Gobekli Tepe * Concludes that spirituality began in the Fertile Crescent 11,000 years ago, spreading with the Neolithic revolution throughout the world * Shows why judgment in afterlife was the keystone in the emerging edifice of civilization, and how it enabled hierarchies overcoming Dunbar's number which limited village sizes * Overviews the interaction between science and religion and projects the ultimate fate of religion itself There might be 100,000 books written about religion but the Geologic Model of Religion is unlike any other. Drawing upon evidence from anthropology, archaeology and scripture religion is divided into worldviews and afterlife paradigms. This new model evidences several long lost prehistoric religious belief systems and explains the origin of spirituality in settled societies.

The Case for God

The Case for God
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-09-22
ISBN 10: 0307372952
ISBN 13: 9780307372956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case for God Book Review:

From the bestselling author of A History of God and The Great Transformation comes a balanced, nuanced understanding of the role religion plays in human life and the trajectory of faith in modern times. Why has God become incredible? Why is it that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God in a way that veers so profoundly from the thinking of our ancestors? Moving from the Paleolithic Age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the lengths to which humankind has gone to experience a sacred reality that it called God, Brahman, Nirvana, Allah, or Dao. She examines the diminished impulse toward religion in our own time when a significant number of people either want nothing to do with God or question the efficacy of faith. With her trademark depth of knowledge and profound insight, Armstrong elucidates how the changing world has necessarily altered the importance of religion at both societal and individual levels. And she makes a powerful, convincing argument for structuring a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age.

God in the Details

God in the Details
Author: Eric Mazur,Kate McCarthy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-10-04
ISBN 10: 1136993126
ISBN 13: 9781136993121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God in the Details Book Review:

Exploring the blurred boundary between religion and pop culture, God in the Details offers a provocative look at the breadth and persistence of religious themes in the American consciousness. This new edition reflects the explosion of online activity since the first edition, including chapters on the spiritual implications of social networking sites, and the hazy line between real and virtual religious life in the online community Second Life. Also new to this edition are chapters on the migration of black male expression from churches to athletic stadiums, new configurations of the sacred and the commercial, and post 9/11 spirituality and religious redemption through an analysis of vampire drama, True Blood. Popular chapters on media, sports, and other pop culture experiences have been revised and updated, making this an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.

Understanding Theories of Religion

Understanding Theories of Religion
Author: Ivan Strenski
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-03-30
ISBN 10: 1444330845
ISBN 13: 9781444330847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Theories of Religion Book Review:

Featuring comprehensive updates and additions, the second edition of Understanding Theories of Religion explores the development of major theories of religion through the works of classic and contemporary figures. • A new edition of this introductory text exploring the core methods and theorists in religion, spanning the sixteenth-century through to the latest theoretical trends • Features an entirely new section covering religion and postmodernism; race, sex, and gender; and religion and postcolonialism • Examines the development of religious theories through the work of classic and contemporary figures from the history of anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology • Reveals how the study of religion evolved in response to great cultural conflicts and major historical events • Student-friendly features include chapter introductions and summaries, biographical vignettes, a timeline, a glossary, and many other learning aids

Theory and Method in the Study of Religion

Theory and Method in the Study of Religion
Author: Carl Olson
Publsiher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556035346386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory and Method in the Study of Religion Book Review:

This anthology provides students with a useful collection of theoretical essays concerning the nature of religion and the methodological means by which scholars analytically approach the subject. Organized in a point/counterpoint fashion, this volume will foster in-class discussion and the honing of a student's own critical perspectives.

A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion

A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion
Author: Michael Lambek
Publsiher: Blackwell Publishing
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780631221135
ISBN 13: 0631221131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion Book Review:

A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion is a collection of some of the most significant classic and contemporary writings on the anthropology of religion. It includes both material whose theme is 'religion' in a straightforward and obvious sense, as well as material that has expanded how we might look at religion - and the horizons of what we mean by 'religion' - linking it to broader questions of culture and politics.

A Concise Introduction to World Religions

A Concise Introduction to World Religions
Author: Alan F. Segal
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN 10: 9780195437744
ISBN 13: 0195437748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise Introduction to World Religions Book Review:

A Concise Introduction to World Religions, second edition, is a contributed volume that examines the development of major global faith traditions and movements. Based on the best-selling two-volume set World Religions: Eastern and World Religions: Western Traditions, this text explores the origins, central teachings, divisions and branches, rituals and practices, influences on culture, and responses to modern challenges for each tradition in an accessible and engaging style.

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition

The God Delusion  10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN 10: 1784161934
ISBN 13: 9781784161934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

Perceptions

Perceptions
Author: Sam Mansourou
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 9781512068269
ISBN 13: 1512068268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perceptions Book Review:

Mansourou comes out of the gate firing and does not relent in this criticism of religious notions and influence. Rather than refer to religion in general terms or acts in the name of religion, Mansourou attacks religious undertones and what is not often looked at in religious subtext along with modern religious theology for their shallow and vacant themes in today's complex society.

Intellectual Religion

Intellectual Religion
Author: Varun Goyal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2015-11-30
ISBN 10: 9781943851263
ISBN 13: 1943851263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intellectual Religion Book Review:

The book "Intellectual Religion" consists of potential revolutionaries ideas: like why calling us Hindu is as wrong as calling us Indian. Why religions should be regarded merely as deceptions and Cultures only as traps. The concept of Secularism is proved irrational. Why "KaamSutra" is not a taboo. The chapters of "Discovery of Soul," "Art of Death" and "Art of Life" will demystify the riddle of Hinduism. Why "Morality is Satanic" and the characteristics of true Freedom are discussed. Further, "Caste System" is dealt in details. The last chapter "Manage Yourself" will let the readers relate to Discipline, self-development, yoga, meditation and improving oneself. The chapters like "Advice to Religions" and also, "Advice to Democracies" will challenge the threat of multi-dogmatic-religious society.

The Sacred Quest

The Sacred Quest
Author: Lawrence Cunningham,John Kelsay
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-01
ISBN 10: 9780205191314
ISBN 13: 0205191312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Quest Book Review:

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Examines the main ideas that characterize all religious thought and practice. The Sacred Quest takes a thematic and comparative approach to the study of religion. It gives equal weight to theoretical issues and practices reflected in the major world religions. The text identifies the theoretical issues surrounding the study of religion and focuses on fundamental topics such as ritual and sacred language. Learning Goals Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Recognize main ideas that characterize all religious thought and practice Identify theoretical issues surrounding the study of religion Recognize fundamental topics of religion: ritual, sacred communication, and morality Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchlab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205797237 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205797233.

Crabism

Crabism
Author: Daniel Beauzil
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2018-08-17
ISBN 10: 9781724373434
ISBN 13: 1724373439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crabism Book Review:

"Love your neighbor like yourself" is a divine recommendation which too often takes just the opposite way in the midst of the human community. Unfortunately, this fact is observed across every race and religion in this earth. At different levels of course, we tend to behave like crabs toward our fellow men. It means that we are hypocrites, wicked, envious, insincere, jealous, hateful; all this, just for shellfish reasons. Let us love one another like he has loved us. This is the key to peaceful and loving cohabitation. This is the antidote against this social and spiritual cancer.

How Gods Are Made

How Gods Are Made
Author: Rev. Daniel J. Clausen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-07-03
ISBN 10: 9780615658919
ISBN 13: 0615658911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Gods Are Made Book Review:

Have you ever wondered why there are so many religions in the world? Each one claims to be true, and attempts to affirm it by tales of miracles and books of wisdom. But they can't all be right, can they? ln this book, Daniel Clausen shows the origins of false religion and idolatry through the Bible, logic, and his personal experiences as a former occultist and cult leader, where he gained a real and active demonic backing, resulting in a loyal, but deceived following. Read on, and discover the truth of HOW GODS ARE MADE.

The Beginner s Guide to Atheism

The Beginner s Guide to Atheism
Author: Edward Trillian
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2016-01-24
ISBN 10: 9780692568323
ISBN 13: 0692568328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beginner s Guide to Atheism Book Review:

The Beginner's Guide to Atheism is a sometimes serious, sometimes witty (and sarcastic) look at religion and why people should avoid superstitious beliefs whenever possible. This book is a highly opinionated assault on all things supernatural and a real take-down of deities and demons alike. It covers logic, reason, belief, knowledge, dogma and even apologetics in a way that guarantees you'll not only understand it, you'll also never forget what you just read. Remember: Nothing is sacred.

Seven Theories of Religion

Seven Theories of Religion
Author: Daniel L. Pals
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780195087253
ISBN 13: 0195087259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Theories of Religion Book Review:

In this presentation, "each theory is presented in a common format that offers not only biographical background and exposition of its main ideas, but also comparative analysis and critical assessment."--Jacket.