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The power of the sacred an alternative to the narrative of disenchantment

Author: Hans Joas; Alex Skinner
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2021.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Disenchantment' is a key term in the self-understanding of modernity. But what exactly does this concept mean? What was its original meaning when Max Weber introduced it? And can the conventional meaning or Max Weber's view really be defended, given the present state of knowledge about the history of religion? This book attempts to divest this concept of its enduring enchantment.
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Named Person: Max Weber; Max Weber
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Joas; Alex Skinner
ISBN: 9780190933289 0190933283
OCLC Number: 1256676207
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PrefaceIntroductionChapter 1. History of Religion as Critique of Religion? David Hume and the ConsequencesChapter 2. Religious Experience and the Theory of SignsChapter 3. Ritual and the Sacred. On the Anthropology of Ideal FormationChapter 4. Multiple Forms of Ideal Formation or Process of Disenchantment? Attempts at Synthesis by Ernst Troeltsch and Max WeberChapter 5. Transcendence as Reflexive Sacredness. The 'Axial Age' as a Turning Point in Religious HistoryChapter 6. Fields of Tension. A New Interpretation of Max Weber's 'Intermediate Reflection'Chapter 7. The Sacred and Power. Collective Self-Sacralization and Ways of Overcoming itBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Hans Joas ; translated by Alex Skinner.

Abstract:

'Disenchantment' is a key term in the self-understanding of modernity. But what exactly does this concept mean? What was its original meaning when Max Weber introduced it? And can the conventional meaning or Max Weber's view really be defended, given the present state of knowledge about the history of religion? This book attempts to divest this concept of its enduring enchantment.

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a substantive analysis * Bernice Martin, Church Times * A thoroughly argued, intriguing book. * Michael McCallion, Catholic Books Review *

 
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