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Eight theories of religion / Daniel L. Pals.

By: Pals, Daniel L.
Contributor(s): Pals, Daniel L. Seven theories of religion.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xi, 340 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0195304586; 0195165705; 9780195304589; 9780195165708.Subject(s): Religion -- Study and teaching -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Eight theories of religion.DDC classification: 200/.7 Other classification: 200 Online resources: Table of contents | Publisher description
Contents:
Animism and magic / E.B. Tylor and J.G. Frazer -- Religion and personality / Sigmund Freud -- Society as sacred / Émile Durkheim -- Religion as alienation / Karl Marx -- A source of social action / Max Weber -- The reality of the sacred / Mircea Eliade -- Society's "construct of the heart" / E.E. Evans-Pritchard -- Religion as cultural system / Clifford Geertz.
Summary: "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."--Page 4 of cover.
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre
Main BL41 .P35 2006 (Browse shelf) Available 20-122

Revised edition of: Seven theories of religion.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Animism and magic / E.B. Tylor and J.G. Frazer -- Religion and personality / Sigmund Freud -- Society as sacred / Émile Durkheim -- Religion as alienation / Karl Marx -- A source of social action / Max Weber -- The reality of the sacred / Mircea Eliade -- Society's "construct of the heart" / E.E. Evans-Pritchard -- Religion as cultural system / Clifford Geertz.

"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."--Page 4 of cover.

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