Anatomy of the Sacred

Anatomy of the Sacred : An Introduction to Religion

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For one-semester, undergraduate courses in Introduction to Religion and Comparative Religion, and more advanced courses dealing with issues in the theoretical study of religion.This comprehensive introduction to the nature and variety of religious belief and practice 1) explores the issues in the study of religion, 2) examines the universal forms of religious experience, 3) offers a cross-cultural study of a broad range of classic types of religious belief and practice in terms of the seven basic concepts of a religious world view, and 4) surveys the challenges faced by religions more

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  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130289175
  • 9780130289179

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Each chapter begins with an Overview and ends with Notes, Key Words, Review Questions, and Suggestions for Further Readings. I. THE STUDY OF RELIGION. 1. What Is Religion? 2. Ways of Studying Religion. II. UNIVERSAL FORMS OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE AND EXPRESSION. 3. The Sacred and the Holy. 4. Sacred Symbol, Myth, and Doctrine. 5. Sacred Ritual. 6. Sacred Scripture. 7. Society and the Sacred: Social Formations of Religion. III. UNIVERSAL COMPONENTS OF A RELIGIOUS WORLD VIEW. 8. Deity: Concepts of the Divine and Ultimate Reality. 9. Cosmogony: Origins of the Natural and Social Order. 10. Anthropology: The Human Problem. 11. Theodicy: Encountering Evil. 12. Ethics: Patterns of Moral Action. 13. Soteriology: Ways of Salvation and Liberation. 14. Eschatology: Goals of Salvation and Liberation. Epilogue. Glossary. more

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