Contemporary Theories of Religion: A Critical Companion
Interest in theories of religion has never been greater. Scholars debate single theoretical approaches in different scholarly journals, while the new atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett criticize the whole idea of religion. For everyone eager to understand the current state of the field, Contemporary Theories of Religion surveys the neglected landscape in i...more
Paperback, 309 pages
Published August 7th 2009 by Routledge
(first published June 19th 2009)
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This is a really fine collection of essays that introduce and offer helpful evaluative discussion of 16+ theories of religion (or at least aspects of religion) published since 1990. There are stronger and weaker essays, but overall the standard is very high, and inspires one to read the theoretical works themselves.