Thinking about Religion: An Historical Introduction to Theories of Religion
February 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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This history-based introduction to the study of religion introduces the main methods, theories and theorists in the field.
- Introduces the main methods, theories and theorists in the field.
- Engages with leading figures from the history of anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy and theology who have influenced the study of religion.
- Reveals how the study of religion evolved in response to great cultural conflicts and major historical events.
- Also considers the influence of inner experience, tacking issues such as human survival and wish-fulfilment.