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Explaining Religion - Criticism and Theory from Bodin to Freud (AAR Texts and Translations Series) (1996)
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J. Samuel Preus
J.Samuel Preus
Publication Date 11/30/1995
Format Paperback (229 x 154 mm)
Publisher An American Academy of Religion Book
Language English
J. Samuel Preus traces the development and articulation of a modern "naturalistic" approach to the study of religion by examining ideas about the origin of religion in the works of nine western thinkers: Jean Bodin, Herbert of Cherbury, Bernard Fontenelle, Giambattista Vico, David Hume,
Auguste Comte, Edward Brunett Tylor, Emile Durkheim, and Sigmund Freud. He argues that beginning in the sixteenth century increasing critical detachment from theological presuppositions and commitments made it possible for the question of origins to be posed from an altogether non-religious point of
view. This new modernist paradigm was characterized by the conviction that religion could be explained in scientific terms, like any other object of critical investigation.
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Collection Status In Collection
Index 207
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Product Details
ISBN 0788503219
Cover Price $35.56
Nr of Pages 252
First Edition No
Rare No
Original Details
Original Publication Year 1996