Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Thinking About Religion by Ivan Strenski

Matching pivotal theorists and theories of religion alongside cutting-edge criticism from a team of leading contemporary scholars, this vibrant collection enables students to gain a balanced understanding of the diverse methods, theories, and theorists involved in the historical and methodological development of the study of religion. It can be used alongside Ivan Strenski's textbook, "Thinking about Religion: An Historical Introduction to Theories of Religion", to offer a complete resource for introductory students of religious studies. This book creates a useful mix of classic and contemporary responses to issues in the study of religion, ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time.It traces the major historical and methodological development of the study of religion in the modern West, enabling students to gain a balanced understanding of the diverse methods, theories, and theorists involved. Primary theorists featured include Cherbury, Durkheim, Eliade, Frazer, Freud, Hume, Brede Kristensen, Malinowski, Max Muller, Ninian Smart, Robertson Smith, Spinoza, Tylor, and Weber. Contemporary contributors include Winston Davis, Sidney Hook, Robert Alun Jones, Karl Menninger, Sam Preus, Philip Rieff, Robert Segal, Georges Sorel, George Stocking, and William Dwight Whitney.

Buy Thinking About Religion by Ivan Strenski from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781405121668
ISBN-10: 1405121661
Format: Hardback
(245mm x 176mm x 21mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Thinking About Religion by Ivan Strenski

Book Reviews - Thinking About Religion by Ivan Strenski

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Thinking About Religion book by Ivan Strenski and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Ivan Strenski

Ivan Strenski is Holstein Family and Community Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Riverside. His previous publications include Four Theories of Myth in Twentieth-Century History (1988), Religion in Relation: Method, Application, and Moral Location (1993), Durkheim and the Jews of France (1997), Contesting Sacrifice: Religion, Nationalism and Social Thought (2002), Theology and the First Theory of Sacrifice (2003), and The New Durkheim: Essays on Philosophy, Religious Identity and the Politics of Knowledge (2006).

Books By Ivan Strenski

Malinowski and the Work of Myth by Ivan Strenski
Paperback, July 2014
$46.79
Understanding Theories of Religion by Ivan Strenski
Paperback, May 2013
$50.36
Why Politics Can't be Freed from Religion by Ivan Strenski
Hardback, February 2010
$139.45
Dumont on Religion by Ivan Strenski
Paperback, September 2008
$51.29