Patterns In Comparative Religion

Author: Mircea Eliade
Editor: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 9780722079454
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In this era of increased knowledge the essence of religious phenomena eludes the psychologists, sociologists, linguists, and other specialists because they do not study it as religious. According to Mircea Eliade, they miss the one irreducible element in religious phenomena-the element of the sacred. Eliade abundantly demonstrates universal religious experience and shows how humanity's effort to live within a sacred sphere has manifested itself in myriad cultures from ancient to modern times; how certain beliefs, rituals, symbols, and myths have, with interesting variations, persisted.

New Patterns For Comparative Religion

Author: William E. Paden
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474252125
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The cross-cultural study of religion has always gone hand in hand with the worldview, sciences, or intellectual frameworks of the time. These frames, whether focused on psychology or politics, gender or colonialism, bring out perspectives for understanding religious behavior. Today one of our common civic worldviews is represented in the shift from scriptural to evolutionary history. This volume brings together in one place key essays by professor emeritus William Paden, showing a progression of steps he has taken in exploring bridgeworks between comparative religion and evolutionary models of religious behavior. One of the leading scholars in religious studies, Paden shows ways that religion can be contextualized as part of the natural world and thus seen as reflecting the ingrained sociality and world-making drive of the human species. Paden argues that although comparativism has been challenged as too culture-bound, too western, or too gendered, cross-over categories and concepts between religious traditions cannot be avoided. Arguing that there are recurrent patterns of human behavior common to our species and that thereby underlie all cultures, he proposes that the missing link in the Religion Evolution debate is comparative religion, a global, cross-cultural perspective on religious behaviours throughout time. Each article is contextualized within this overall trajectory of thought within Paden's work and the history of the discipline as a whole.

Patterns In Comparative Religion By Mircea Eliade Translated From The French By Rosemary Sheed

Author: Mircea Eliade
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Tilly Edinger

Author: Rolf Kohring
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The Sacred And The Profane

Author: Mircea Eliade
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156792011
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A noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. Index. Translated by Willard Trask.

The Proper Study Of Religion After Jonathan Z Smith

Author: Sam D. Gill
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0197527221
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In The Proper Study of Religion, Sam Gill charts an innovative course of development for the academic study of religion by engaging the legacy of Jonathan Z. Smith, Gill's teacher and mentor for fifty years. Building on Smith's foundational legacy through creative encounters, Gill explores an extensive range of absorbing topics including: comparison as essential to academic technique and to human knowledge itself; play, philosophically understood, as a coredynamic of Smith's entire program; the relationship of academic document-based studies to the sensory-rich real world of religions; and self-moving as providing a biological and philosophical foundation on which to develop and expand upon a proper academic study of religion.

Comparative Religion

Author: Michael Pye
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Jordan Lectures In Comparative Religion

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Patterns Of Action

Author: David Chidester
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Understanding Religion

Author: Moojan Momen
Editor: Oneworld Publications Limited
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Drawing from all major religious traditions in the world, as well as a variety of non-religious disciplines such as psychology, philosophy and sociology, Momen’s study is an innovative, thematic presentation of the role of religion in society, covering everything from art and history to theology and the World Wide Web.

The Phenomenon Of Religion

Author: Moojan Momen
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This is an innovative, thematic presentation of the role of religion in human society, from traditional cultures to the modern world. This comprehensive account covers all the major traditions, features nearly 400 illustrations, and is accompanied by maps, timelines, a glossary, full explanatory notes, and an extensive bibliography.

Relating Religion

Author: Jonathan Z. Smith
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226763873
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One of the most influential theorists of religion, Jonathan Z. Smith is best known for his analyses of religious studies as a discipline and for his advocacy and refinement of comparison as the basis for the history of religions. Relating Religion gathers seventeen essays—four of them never before published—that together provide the first broad overview of Smith's thinking since his seminal 1982 book, Imagining Religion. Smith first explains how he was drawn to the study of religion, outlines his own theoretical commitments, and draws the connections between his thinking and his concerns for general education. He then engages several figures and traditions that serve to define his interests within the larger setting of the discipline. The essays that follow consider the role of taxonomy and classification in the study of religion, the construction of difference, and the procedures of generalization and redescription that Smith takes to be key to the comparative enterprise. The final essays deploy features of Smith's most recent work, especially the notion of translation. Heady, original, and provocative, Relating Religion is certain to be hailed as a landmark in the academic study and critical theory of religion.

Patterns Of Faith Around The World

Author: Wilfred Cantwell Smith
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Using one item to represent the faith of each religious system, acclaimed theologian William Cantwell Smith explores the nature of religious experience across the world.

Exploring Religion

Author: Roger Schmidt
Editor: Cengage Learning
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This topical introduction to the study of religion for undergraduates implements a phenomenological approach.

Understanding Religious Life

Author: Frederick J. Streng
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The Poimandres As Myth

Author: Robert Alan Segal
Editor: De Gruyter
ISBN: 9780899251462
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Religion And Doubt

Author: Richard E. Creel
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137719310
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A conceptual view of religious faith and growth, this volume explores the nature of religion and its relevance to human existence.

Understanding Religious Man

Author: Frederick J. Streng
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Wer Ist Wie Du Herr Unter Den G Ttern

Author: Ingo Kottsieper
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Religion And Global Culture

Author: Jennifer Reid
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Religion and Global Culture draws together the work of a group of historians of religion who are concerned with situating the contemporary study of religion within the cultural complexity of the modern world. The writing of each of the volume's contributors relates to the work of leading historian of religion Charles H. Long, who has identified religious meanings in the contacts and exchanges of the colonial and postcolonial periods. Together with Long, these scholars explore religious practices in a variety of globalized contexts; chapters consider such varied subjects as the rituals of African immigrant communities in the United States, the making of Mohawk sweet grass and black ash baskets, the religious experience of prisoners in the Nazi holding camp of Westerbork, and the regional repercussions of contemporary multi-national business. By locating religion in the conflicted and cooperative relationships of the colonial and postcolonial periods, Religion and Global Culture calls on scholars of religion to reconfigure their interpretive stances from the perspective of the material structures of the modern, globalized world.