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The sacred is the profane : the political nature of "religion"

Author: William E Arnal; Russell T McCutcheon
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William E Arnal; Russell T McCutcheon
ISBN: 9780199757114 0199757119 9780199757121 0199757127
OCLC Number: 819316360
Notes: On the persistence of imagining religion. On the definition of religion. Words, words, wordbooks, or everything old is new again. Contemporary reinventions of religion: Disney and the Academy. Just follow the money: the Cold War, the humanistic study of religion, and the fallacy of insufficient cynicism. Will your cognitive anchor hold in the storms of culture?. Maps of nothing in particular: religion as a cross-cultural taxon?. They licked the platter clean: on the co-dependency of the religious and the secular. Origins of Christianity within, and without, religion an exploration and application
Description: xvi, 240 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: On the persistence of imagining religion --
On the definition of religion --
Words, words, wordbooks, or everything old is new again --
Contemporary reinventions of religion: Disney and the Academy --
Just follow the money: the Cold War, the humanistic study of religion, and the fallacy of insufficient cynicism --
Will your cognitive anchor hold in the storms of culture? --
Maps of nothing in particular: religion as a cross-cultural taxon? --
They licked the platter clean: on the co-dependency of the religious and the secular --
Origins of Christianity within, and without, religion: a case study
Responsibility: William E. Arnal, Russell T. McCutcheon

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This hard-hitting collection overturns common ideas about religion. Arnal and McCutcheon argue that 'religion' has no independent existence but is rather the unstable creation of political and Read more...

 
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