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Religion defined and explained

Author: Peter B Clarke; Peter Byrne
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at the large-scale theories of religion characteristics of nineteenth- and twentieth-century approaches to the study of religion. The philosophical assumptions behind the alleged need to produce a theory of religion are examined in Part I. The aims and means of defining religion are treated as part of this examination. The discussion of method in the theory of religion is then illustrated in detailed  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter B Clarke; Peter Byrne
ISBN: 0312094728 9780312094720 0333538412 9780333538418
OCLC Number: 27066321
Description: ix, 216 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Definition and Essence of Religion --
2. The Dynamics of Explanation --
3. Forms of Explanation in Religion --
4. A Religious Theory of Religion --
5. Philosophical Theories of Religion --
6. Socio-economic Theories of Religion --
7. Sociological Theories of Religion --
8. Psychological Theories of Religion.
Responsibility: Peter B. Clarke and Peter Byrne.

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This book examines a selection of major types of theory explaining religion: religious, philosophical, sociological, socio-economic and psychological.  Read more...

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