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Thinking about Religion: A Reader

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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 ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Blackwell Publishers (first published 2006)
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Great intro book to the key players in the formation of the study of religion--if you want the teachings from biased lineage from a man who doesn't once mention a contribution from a female sociologist or theologian. Could have mentioned more on Muller, although sparked my interest in Durkheim (which should have been a given already, I'm sure). Also! If! You! Like! A! Very! Annoying! Over! Usage! of! Exclamation! Points! Look! No! Further!!!! seriously, where were the editors on that one?
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