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In this important, scholarly and wide-ranging text, Brian Morris provides a lucid outline of the nature of the explanations of religious phenomena offered by such great thinkers as Hegel, Marx, and Weber. In doing so he also unravels the many theoretical strategies in the study of religion that have been developed and explored by later anthropologists. Besides discussing the classical authors and the debates surrounding their work, Morris presents perceptive accounts of more contemporary scholars such as Jung, Malinowski, Levi-Strauss, Geertz, and Godelier. Written from the standpoint of critical sympathy, and free of jargon, this book is an invaluable guide to the writings on religion of all the major figures in anthropology.

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In this text, Brian Morris provides an outline of the nature of the explanations of religious phenomena offered by such great thinkers as Hegel, Marx, and Weber. In doing so he also unravels the many theoretical strategies in the study of religion that have been developed and explored by later anthropologists.

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A lucid outline of explanations of religious phenomena offered by such great thinkers as Hegel, Marx, and Weber.

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The religious significance of the works of Hegel, Marx, Durkheim, Weber and Freud is clarified to redefine the study of religion pursued by anthropologists. Perceptive accounts of contemporary scholars as well as classical authors are included.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Religion as ideology; 2. Religion as theodicy; 3. The anthropological tradition; 4. Religion and psychology; 5. Religion: meaning and function; 6. Religious thought: structure and hermeneutics; Selected monographs for further reading; References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521339919
Author:
Morris, Brian
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Religion -- Study and teaching -- History.
Subject:
Sociology of Religion x
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
section I, 1909
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 b/w illus. 3 tables
Pages:
382
Dimensions:
8.93x5.98x.74 in. 1.12 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this text, Brian Morris provides an outline of the nature of the explanations of religious phenomena offered by such great thinkers as Hegel, Marx, and Weber. In doing so he also unravels the many theoretical strategies in the study of religion that have been developed and explored by later anthropologists.
"Synopsis" by , A lucid outline of explanations of religious phenomena offered by such great thinkers as Hegel, Marx, and Weber.
"Synopsis" by , The religious significance of the works of Hegel, Marx, Durkheim, Weber and Freud is clarified to redefine the study of religion pursued by anthropologists. Perceptive accounts of contemporary scholars as well as classical authors are included.
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