1st Edition

Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion

By Gary Kessler Copyright 2012
    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion is an accessible guide to the most important and widely studied theorists on religion of the last 300 years. Arranged chronologically, the book explores the lives, works and ideas of key writers across a truly interdisciplinary range, from sociologists to psychologists.

    Thinkers covered include:

    • Friedrich Nietzsche
    • James Frazer
    • Sigmund Freud
    • Emile Durkheim
    • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    • Mary Douglas
    • Talal Asad
    • Søren Kierkegaard

    Providing an indispensable one volume map of our understanding of religion in the west, the book is fully cross-referenced throughout and provides authoritative guides to important primary and secondary texts for students wishing to take their studies further.

    Chronological list of contents  Alphabetical list of contents  Preface  Fifty Thinkers  Glossary  Index


    Gary Kessler is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religious Studies at California State University. An experienced teacher of introductory courses in both Philosophy and Religion, he is also the author of Studying Religion: An Introduction Through Cases and Voices of Wisdom: A Multicultural Philosophy Reader.