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Anatomy of the sacred : an introduction to religion

Author: James C Livingston
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James C Livingston
ISBN: 0131835645 9780131835641
OCLC Number: 55220005
Description: xiv, 414 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The study of religion --
What is religion? How is it studied? --
2. Universal forms of religious experience and expression --
The sacred and the Holy --
Sacred symbol, myth, and doctrine --
Sacred ritual --
Sacred scripture --
Society and the sacred: the social formations and transformations of religion --
3. Universal components of a religious worldview --
Deity: concepts of the divine and ultimate reality --
Cosmogony: origins of the natural and social order --
Anthropology: the human problem --
Theodicy: encountering evil --
Ethics: patterns of moral action --
Soteriology: ways and goals of salvation and liberation --
4. The sacred and the secular in modernity --
The sacred and the secular in modernity.
Responsibility: James C. Livingston.

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"Three strengths (of the text are): 1) The global perspective, incorporating examples from many world religions and setting them side by side to consider in relation to one another without making any Read more...

 
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