Visions of religion : experience, meaning, and power /

Three understandings of the nature of religion - religion as experience, symbolic meaning, and power - have dominated scholarly discussions, in succession, for the past hundred years. This book examines influential proponents of the three visions and argues that each approach has something substanti...

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Main Author: Bush, Stephen S., 1974-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series:Reflection and theory in the study of religion.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:Three understandings of the nature of religion - religion as experience, symbolic meaning, and power - have dominated scholarly discussions, in succession, for the past hundred years. This book examines influential proponents of the three visions and argues that each approach has something substantial and lasting to contribute to the study of religion, although each requires revision. It articulates a social practical theory of religion that can account for all three aspects, even as it incorporates them into a single theoretical framework: religion as a social practice.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780199387410
0199387419
9780199387427
0199387427