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Seven Theories of Religion

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Buku ini merupakan magnum opus dalam bidang studi agama yang akan senantiasa dikaji setiap generasi manusia. Melalui buku ini, Emile Durkheim memetakan kerangka historis “agama-agama dasar” beserta implikasi-implikasi sosiologisnya yang kemudian menjadi “ruh” suatu masyarakat. Kendati juga memang harus buru-buru dinyatakan bahwa Durkheim sebenarnya tergolong ke dalam kelom ...more
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Published October 2011 by IRCiSoD (first published April 18th 1996)
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Jan 15, 2009 §-- rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I learned a lot from this book. I was familiar with the more popular (and, interestingly, more stupid) theorists: Marx, Freud, Durkheim. This book introduced me to newer, fresher, and more scientific theorists like Mircea Eliade (thank you for that!), and E.E. Evans-Pritchard (also thank you).

I would give this book to atheists. Not all atheists, just the kind who, know it or not, get their ideas from Marx and Freud. By the end of this book, you cannot take seriously either of their perspectives.
An excessively academic study stifled by its polite rhetoric; half the book is fluffed introduction. Selection of theories & major figures is almost incoherent, jammed together for the sake of the project rather than naturally flowing from the actual impact on major thinkers in the last two centuries. This is one of those highly summary books which gives the illusion of information by its selectivity of main ideas from various sources, but in the end makes no conclusions or syntheses or sign ...more
♥ Ibrahim ♥
If you want to compare what different theorists of religion have to say and in such an engaging style, this is a really exciting book. I can't wait till I get to this part about Mircea Eliade.....
Dec 30, 2015 Haven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly recommend this book to help one study the many theories of religions from the academic standpoint. This book is really well put together. I used this book to get me through one of my collage classes at UNCG. It's an amazing book and believe me, I really put this book to good use.
James Hollomon
Feb 11, 2013 James Hollomon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not a book to read in hopes of discovering a general theory of religion. It is, instead, a wonderful study of why such a one-size-fits-all theory will be difficult if not impossible for cultural anthropologists to construct. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and learned much about the truths the seven great students of human religions unearthed and also the errors that rendered each one's work far from perfect.
Mujib Romadlon
sangat menarik sekali ketika melihat pandangan agama dari berbagai tokoh, katakanlah marx yang mengatakan agama adalah candu, implikasi logis durkheim merupakan fakta dan fenomena sosiologis, agama itu hanyalah ilusi oleh freud dan beberapa tokoh lain pun memakai berbagai pandangan masing-masingnya. dan silahkan anda akan menambahkan subyektifis anda sendiri mengenai agama menurut anda pribadi..
Aug 29, 2008 Ed rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I found this book helpful to my comprehending these seven theorists, especially Durkheim, though friends tell me Pals' reading is "problematic."
Dec 22, 2012 Joevarian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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just stay calm,read carefully..
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