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Ten Theories of Religion (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780190935085

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¥13,398
Author: 
Daniel Pals
Pages
448 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
140 x 210 mm
Pub date
Jan 2022
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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.

Index: 

Preface
Introduction
1 Animism and Magic: E.B. Tylor and J. G. Frazer
2 Religion and Personality: Sigmund Freud
3 Society as Sacred: Emile Durkheim
4 Religion as Alienation: Karl Marx
5 A Source of Social Action: Max Weber
6 The Verdict of Religious Experience: William James
7 The Reality of the Sacred: Mircea Eliade
8 Society's Construct of the Heart: E. E. Evans-Pritchard
9 Religion as Cultural System: Clifford Geertz
10 Sexism and the Sacred: Mary Daly
Conclusion
Index

About the author: 

Daniel L. Pals is Professor of Religious Studies and History at University of Miami. He is the author of Introducing Religion: Readings from the Classic Theorists (OUP, 2008).

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