The Cambridge companion to religious studies

Level E A200 /742286 Available
Level E A200 /742286 Available
Level E A200 /742286 Available
Level E A200 /742286 Available
Level E A200 /742286 Available
Full title: The Cambridge companion to religious studies / edited by Robert A. Orsi.
Alternative titles: Religious studies
Other authors: Orsi, Robert A.
Format: Book           


Summary: "The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies is both informative and provocative, introducing readers to key debates in the contemporary study of religion and suggesting future research possibilities. A group of distinguished scholars takes up some of the most pressing theoretical questions in the field. What is a "religious tradition"? How are religious texts read? What takes place when a religious practitioner stands before a representation of gods or goddesses, ghosts, ancestors, saints, and other special beings? What roles is religion playing in contemporary global society? The volume emphasizes religion as a lived practice, stressing that people have used and continue to use religious media to engage the circumstances of their lives. This underlying conviction provides a realistic perspective on religion, and the volume's essays engage with real-world religious practices. The volume's essays should prove valuable and interesting to a broad audience, including scholars in the humanities and social sciences and a general readership, as well as students of religious studies"--
Other authors: Orsi, Robert A.
Language: English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Classmark: A200 /742286
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Series: Cambridge companions to religion.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780521710145 (paperback)
9780521883917 (hardback)
0521883911 (hardback)
0521710146 (paperback)