Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion

  • Jacob Neusner on Religion: The Example of Judaism book cover

    Jacob Neusner on Religion

    The Example of Judaism, 1st Edition

    By Aaron W Hughes

    Jacob Neusner was a prolific and innovative contributor to the study of religion for over fifty years. A scholar of rabbinic Judaism, Neusner regarded Jewish texts as data to address larger questions in the academic study of religion that he helped to formulate. Jacob Neusner on Religion offers the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-18
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  • Freud on Religion book cover

    Freud on Religion

    1st Edition

    By Marsha Aileen Hewitt

    Freud argued that religions originate in the unconscious needs, longings and fantasies of human minds. His work has served to highlight how any analysis of religion must explore mental life, both the cognitive and the unconscious. 'Freud on Religion' examines Freud's complex understanding of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-01
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  • Ernesto De Martino on Religion: The Crisis and the Presence book cover

    Ernesto De Martino on Religion

    The Crisis and the Presence, 1st Edition

    By Dr. Fabrizio M. Ferrari

    Ernesto de Martino was a major critical thinker in the study of vernacular religions, producing innovative analyses of key concepts such as 'folklore', 'magic' and 'ritual'. His methodology stemmed from his training under the philosopher Benedetto Croce whilst his philosophical approach to…

    Paperback – 2012-03-01
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  • Derrida on Religion: Thinker of Differance book cover

    Derrida on Religion

    Thinker of Differance, 1st Edition

    By Dawne McCance

    Jacques Derrida is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. His thinking has radically transformed scholarship and critical practice across the Humanities and Social Sciences. 'Derrida on Religion' offers students an overview of Derrida's many influential…

    Paperback – 2009-03-01
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  • Levi-Strauss on Religion: The Structuring Mind book cover

    Levi-Strauss on Religion

    The Structuring Mind, 1st Edition

    By Paul-Francois Tremlett

    Levi-Strauss, the 'father of modern anthropology', is one of the most influential thinkers of the Twentieth Century. His development of 'structuralism' - the identification of patterns of human cognition and behaviour - greatly influenced Althusser, Lacan, Foucault and Derrida. -Levi-Strauss on…

    Paperback – 2008-09-10
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  • Bastide on Religion: The Invention of Candomble book cover

    Bastide on Religion

    The Invention of Candomble, 1st Edition

    By Michel Despland

    Roger Bastide developed the theory of acculturation which provides a framework for understanding contact between different cultures and beliefs. 'Bastide on Religion' offers a clear introduction to the life and work of this influential scholar. The volume focuses on Bastide's study of…

    Paperback – 2008-09-10
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  • Dumont on Religion: Difference, Comparison, Transgression book cover

    Dumont on Religion

    Difference, Comparison, Transgression, 1st Edition

    By Ivan Strenski

    Louis Dumont was a prominent anthropologist and sociologist whose work - notably on Indian society - influenced the study of religion. 'Dumont on Religion' introduces Dumont's work on kinship studies, structural theory, and his views on idealism. Subjects of particular interest to students of…

    Paperback – 2008-09-10
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  • Bourdieu on Religion: Imposing Faith and Legitimacy book cover

    Bourdieu on Religion

    Imposing Faith and Legitimacy, 1st Edition

    By Terry Rey

    Pierre Bourdieu was one of the most influential social theorists of our time. He developed a series of concepts to uncover the way society works and to challenge assumptions about what society is. His ideas illuminate how individuals and groups find value and meaning and so have rapidly come to be…

    Paperback – 2007-11-30
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