An Introduction to the History of Religion

Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

Author: Frank Byron Jevons

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An introduction to the history of religion is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1896. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

Religion in America A Very Short Introduction

Mind, this is not an introduction to the history of religion in America. (Please see my bibliography for recommended further reading in American religious history.) Nor do I presume that there can be any such thing as a single, ...

Author: Timothy Beal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199729517

Category: History

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It's hard to think of a single aspect of American culture, past or present, in which religion has not played a major role. The roles religion plays, moreover, become more bewilderingly complex and diverse every day. For all those who want--whether out of curiosity, necessity, or civic duty--a vivid picture and fuller understanding of the current reality of religion in America, this Very Short Introduction is the go-to book they need. Timothy Beal describes many aspects of religion in contemporary America that are typically ignored in other books on the subject, including religion in popular culture and counter-cultural groups; the growing phenomenon of "hybrid" religious identities, both individual and collective; the expanding numbers of new religious movements, or NRMs, in America; and interesting examples of "outsider religion," such as Paradise Gardens in Georgia and the People Love People House of God in Ohio. He also offers an engaging overview of the history of religion in America, from Native American traditions to the present day. Beal sees three major forces shaping the present and future of religion in America: first, unprecedented religious diversity, which will continue to grow in the decades to come; second, the information revolution and the emergence of a new network society; and third, the rise of consumer culture. Taken together, these forces offer the potential to create a new American pluralism that would enrich society in unimaginable ways, but they also threaten the great ideal of e pluribus unum. With visual aids that help readers navigate America's diverse religious landscape, this informative, thoughtful, and provocative book is a must-read in the emerging public conversation concerning religion in America. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

An Introduction to Hegel s Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion

Here we can see Hegel's systematic thinking at work , where anthropology , history , and religion are not regarded as separate fields but are all closely intertwined . We have seen above that Hegel's ultimate goal is to defend and ...

Author: Jon Stewart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192842935

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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"It provides an account of the criticism of religion by key Enlightenment thinkers such as Voltaire, Lessing, Hume, and Kant. This is followed by an analysis of how the Romantic thinkers, such as Rousseau, Jacobi, and Schleiermacher, responded to these challenges. For Hegel, the views of these thinkers from both the Enlightenment and Romanticism tended to empty religion of its content. The goal that he sets for his own philosophy of religion is to restore this lost content. " -- back cover.

Religion and Science An Introduction

... in our examination of the ideas of leading thinkers in the history of religion and science, and in our overview of how various movements, trends, and pivotal ideas inspired religious and scientific change over the centuries.

Author: Brendan Sweetman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847060153

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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An Introduction to the Phenomenology of Religion

A History ofPhilosophy, Volume 7. Part II: Schopenhauer to Nietzsche. (Garden City, New York: Image Books). -1982. Religion and the One. New York: Crossroad Publications. Coward, Harold. 1988. Sacred World and Sacred Text.

Author: James Cox

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441171592

Category: Religion

Page: 199

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In this thoroughly revised edition, James Cox provides an easily accessible introduction to the phenomenology of religion, which he contends continues as a foundational method for the academic study of religion in the twenty-first century. After dealing with the problematic issue of defining religion, he describes the historical background to phenomenology by tracing its roots to developments in philosophy and the social sciences in the early twentieth century. The phenomenological method is then outlined as a step-by-step process, which includes a survey of the important classifications of religious behaviour. The author concludes with a discussion of the place of the phenomenology of religion in the current academic climate and argues that it can be aligned with the growing scholarly interest in the cognitive science of religion.


An Introduction to Psychology of Religion

Faith comes not by delivery but by permeation . History is the arena where God works and the vehicle through which he may be discovered . " The ' incarnation ' theologian wants to touch with his own hands the historical embodiment of ...

Author: Robert W. Crapps

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865541955

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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Developed in almost thirty years of classroom experience, this book is designed to introduce students and other readers to the psychological study of religion. Robert W. Crapps deals with the major questions and figures that have dominated the psychological study of religion over the past century, dividing the discussion into four parts. Two chapters in part one suggest the problems and possibilities for the psychological study of religion in light of the nature of religion and the scientific method. Part two sketches the contributions to the study of religion of three intellectual currents in contemporary psychology: psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and humanistic psychology. part three explores the relationship between religion and human development, while part four directs attention to religious lifestyles and that weave differentiated parts of human experience into a cohesive whole. -- Publisher description.

An Introduction to Christianity

Focusing on the ways in which Christianity has understood, embodied and related to power, Linda Woodhead examines the key figures, events and ideas spanning over two thousand years of Christian history.

Author: Linda Woodhead

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521454452

Category: Religion

Page: 456

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Focusing on the ways in which Christianity has understood, embodied and related to power, Linda Woodhead examines the key figures, events and ideas spanning over two thousand years of Christian history. Woodhead considers the religion in its material as well as its spiritual dimensions and explores its interactions with society through money, politics, force, gender and the family, as well as non-Christian cultures and societies.

The Pragmatics of Defining Religion

Fitzgerald , T. , 1990 , ' Hinduism and the " World Religion " Fallacy ' , in Religion 20 : 101–118 . ... Hume , D. , 1756/1993 , “ The Natural History of Religion ' , in Hume 1993 : 134–193 . ... edited with an Introduction by 7.

Author: Platvoet

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004379096

Category: Religion

Page: 566

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The Pragmatics of Defining Religion is a multidisciplinary volume on the problem of the definition of religion with chapters on the polemics of defining religion in modern contexts, the history of the concept of religion, the methodology of its definition; it includes several definition proposals.

A Little History of Religion

For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanity's earliest days to our own contentious times In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome ...

Author: Richard Holloway

Publisher: Little Histories

ISBN: 9780300228816

Category: History

Page: 256

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For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanity's earliest days to our own contentious times In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote. Richard Holloway retells the entire history of religion--from the dawn of religious belief to the twenty-first century--with deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy. Writing for those with faith and those without, and especially for young readers, he encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery, and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith. Ranging far beyond the major world religions of Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism, Holloway also examines where religious belief comes from, the search for meaning throughout history, today's fascinations with Scientology and creationism, religiously motivated violence, hostilities between religious people and secularists, and more. Holloway proves an empathic yet discerning guide to the enduring significance of faith and its power from ancient times to our own.