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Faces in the clouds : a new theory of religion

Author: Stewart Guthrie
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Religion is one of the most universal and most studied human phenomena, yet there exists no widely shared definition for it. This ambitious study provides and defends such a definition.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Computer network resources
Controversial literature
Electronic book
Ouvrages de controverse
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Guthrie, Stewart, 1941-
Faces in the clouds.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(DLC) 92009498
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Guthrie
ISBN: 9780195098914 0195098919 9780195069013 0195069013 1280451556 9781280451553 9780195356809 0195356802
OCLC Number: 567929722
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 290 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. The Need for a Theory --
2. Animism, Perception, and the Effort After Meaning --
3. The Origin of Anthropomorphism --
4. Anthropomorphism as Perception --
5. Anthropomorphism in the Arts --
6. Anthropomorphism in Philosophy and Science --
7. Religion as Anthropomorphism.
Responsibility: Stewart Elliott Guthrie.

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Guthrie contends that religion can best be understood as systematic anthropomorphism - the attribution of human characteristics to nonhuman things and events. Religion, he says, consists of seeing  Read more...

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