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Religious inventions : four essays

Author: M J Charlesworth
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Second essay "The invention of Australian Aboriginal religion" includes a survey and critique of the anthropological understanding of Aboriginal religion; discussion of the approaches of Frazer, Spencer, Durkheim, Radcliffe-Brown and Strehlow; men's and women's religious domains and practices; paradox of secrecy; problems related to the complexity of the term "Dreaming" and Aboriginal world-view; problems of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: A R Radcliffe-Brown; James George Frazer, Sir; Emile Durkheim; Baldwin Spencer, Sir
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M J Charlesworth
ISBN: 0521590760 9780521590761 052159927X 9780521599276
OCLC Number: 36917044
Description: ix, 157 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The diversity of revelations --
The invention of Australian Aboriginal religions --
Universal and local elements in religion --
The making of a Christian ethics.
Responsibility: Max Charlesworth.
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In this book, Max Charlesworth argues that we must take the diversity of religions as a primary fact, and that we should take account of the human element in the development of religion. He  Read more...

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'This elegantly slim volume approaches fat and unwieldy issues of religious creativity ... This is an intelligent, wide-ranging and interesting book.' The Times Literary Supplement

 
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