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Interpreting The Sacred: Ways of Viewing Religion

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William Paden's classic exploration in religious studies, with a new introduction

In the current climate, Interpreting the Sacred provides a fresh, thorough way to consider and compare various religious belief systems. Paden puts forth the idea that our understanding of religion influences our understanding of ourselves and our world. Updated with a new introduction, this b
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 15th 2003 by Beacon Press (first published August 1st 1993)
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Titus Hjelm
May 22, 2014 Titus Hjelm rated it it was ok
I've had this lying around since my PG days and decided finally to see what it is about. Points to Paden for trying to be balanced, but I couldn't avoid the feeling that the primary market for the book is religious adolescents who come to college to study religion (in the academic sense). It has little to offer in terms of sociology of religion, and even less in psychology of religion--that section is only about Jung, which, I'd guess (and hope...), is a minority interest in the subfield today. ...more
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Oct 24, 2008 Jeff rated it liked it
More when I'm done. It's quite verbose and academic, so it is taking some time to read and truly digest the contents, but it is very enlightening and profound.
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