A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion, 2nd Ed.

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Craig Martin
  • New York, NY: 
    Routledge
    , May
     2017.
     192 pages.
     $39.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780415419932.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion introduces the key concepts and theories from religious studies that are necessary for a full understanding of the complex relations between religion and society. The aim is to provide readers with an arsenal of critical concepts for studying religious ideologies, practices, and communities. This thoroughly revised second edition has been restructured to clearly emphasize key topics including:

  • Essentialism
  • Functionalism
  • Authority
  • Domination.

All ideas and theories are clearly illustrated, with new and engaging examples and case studies throughout, making this the ideal textbook for students approaching the subject area for the first time.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Craig Martin is associate professor of religious studies at St. Thomas Aquinas College.

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