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Rethinking religion : a concise introduction

Author: Will Deming
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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The overwhelming majority of people in the world--85%--are religious, and more religions are now practiced in the United States than in any other country. Religion plays a critical role in international politics, in the global economy, and in a wide variety of social and cultural interactions on the domestic front. Even though religion is such an integral part of today's world, many Americans have difficulty  Read more...
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Manuels d'enseignement supérieur
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Deming, Will, 1956-
Rethinking religion.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607408579
Online version:
Deming, Will, 1956-
Rethinking religion.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607898232
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Will Deming
ISBN: 0195169808 9780195169805 0195169816 9780195169812
OCLC Number: 54817059
Description: xi, 157 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Why study religion? --
What is religion? --
Religious symbols --
Hinduism --
Buddhism --
Judaism --
Christianity --
Islam --
Primal religions --
Change in symbolic systems over time --
Further complexities of analysis --
The limits of analysis --
The ethics of analysis --
The comparison of religions --
The evaluation of religion --
The evaluation of religions.
Responsibility: Will Deming.
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