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Before religion : a history of a modern concept

Author: Brent Nongbri
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fascinating exploration of religion as an invention of the modern world

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brent Nongbri
ISBN: 030015416X 9780300154160 9780300216783 0300216785
OCLC Number: 835294251
Notes: What do we mean by "religion"? -- Lost in translation: inserting "religion" into ancient texts -- Some (premature) births of religion in antiquity -- Christians and "others" in the premodern era -- Renaissance, reformation, and religion in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries -- New worlds, new religions, world religions -- The modern origins of ancient religions -- Conclusion: after religion?
Description: ix, 275 Seiten ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Brent Nongbri.

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"Recent scholarship exposing the modern origin of 'religion' has awaited a treatise precisely like this: a wide-ranging yet careful exploration of the prehistory of the powerful idea. Written with Read more...

 
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