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Anthropology and theology

Author: Douglas James Davies
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2002.
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Anthropology and Christian Theology have traditionally interpreted religion in quite different ways and have often been thought of as hostile to one another. In fact, a fundamental concern for human experience lies at the heart of both disciplines. This i nnovative book takes a new look at key anthropological and theological themes, and explores the intricacies of their interplay throughout history and in the  Read more...
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Davies, Douglas James.
Anthropology and theology.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2002
(DLC) 2001008222
(OCoLC)48754681
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas James Davies
ISBN: 0585445400 9780585445403 1845205340 9781845205348 9781859735374 1859735371 1280339152 9781280339158 1859735320 9781859735329
OCLC Number: 52221075
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 236 pages)
Contents: Preliminaries; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Embodiment and Incarnation; 3 Merit-making and Salvation; 4 Sacrifice, Body and S; 5 Ritual and Experience; 6 From Meaning to Salvation; 7 Symbolism and Sacrament; 8 Gift and Charismata; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Douglas J. Davies.

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Anthropology and Christian Theology have traditionally interpreted religion in quite different ways and have often been thought of as hostile to one another. In fact, a fundamental concern for human experience lies at the heart of both disciplines. This i nnovative book takes a new look at key anthropological and theological themes, and explores the intricacies of their interplay throughout history and in the present. Sacrifice, embodiment, ritual, incarnation, symbolism, gift and power are all related in ways that shed new light on religious behaviour and belief. Detailed analysis of fundame.

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