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The Importance of Religion : Meaning and Action in our Strange World.

Author: Gavin Flood
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The Importance of Religion reveals the significance of religion in modern times, showing how it provides people with meaning to their lives and helps guide them in their everyday moral choicesProvides readers with a new understanding of religion, demonstrating how in its actions, texts and world views religion is enduring and vividly engages with the mystery of the worldOffers striking arguments about the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Flood
ISBN: 9781444399035 1444399039
OCLC Number: 774492046
Description: 1 online resource (267 pages)
Contents: THE IMPORTANCE OF RELIGION: MEANING AND ACTION IN OUR STRANGE WORLD; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Religion and the Human Condition; Mediating Our Strange World; Theories of Religion; Religion and Religions; Defining Religion; The Argument; Alienation and the Human Condition; The Primacy of Perception and the System of Signs; The Invisible and the Transcendent; The Truths of Religion; Conclusion; Part One: ACTION; 1 Clearing the Ground; Reification: The Marxist Legacy; Rationalization: The Weberian Legacy; Knowledge and Action; Methodology; Conclusion.

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The Importance of Religion reveals the significance of religion in modern times, showing how it provides people with meaning to their lives and helps guide them in their everyday moral choicesProvides readers with a new understanding of religion, demonstrating how in its actions, texts and world views religion is enduring and vividly engages with the mystery of the worldOffers striking arguments about the relationship of religion to science, art and politicsEngagingly written by a highly respected scholar of religion with an international reputation.

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