This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Seven Theories of Religion introduces a sequence of "classic" attempts to explain religion scientifically, presenting each in brief outline and in non-technical language. It considers first the views of E.B. Tylor and James Frazer, two Victorian pioneers in anthropology and the comparative study of religion. It explores the controversial "reductionist" approaches of Freud, Marx, and Emile Durkheim, then explains the program of their most outspoken opponent, the Romanian-American scholar Mircea Eliade. Further on, it examines certain newer methods and ideas advanced by the English ethnographer E.E. Evans-Pritchard and by the American Clifford Geertz, two of the present century's most celebrated names in fieldwork anthropology. Each chapter offers biographical background, exposition of the theory, comparative analysis, and critical assessment. Easily accessible to students in introductory religion courses, Seven Theories of Religion is an enlightening treatment of this controversial and fascinating subject.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Daniel L. Pals is chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Miami.Review:
"Pals provides an incisive and lucid overview of seven of the most influential modern theories of religion. Cutting across disciplinary lines and cutting out disciplinary jargon, his book will prove invaluable for introductory and advanced courses on the nature of religion."--Robert Segal, Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0195087240
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB011DBZXXI
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110195087240
Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0195087240 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.0075508
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0195087240
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0195087240n