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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 08 September 2014
  • ISBN : 0199859094
  • Page : 374 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Nine Theories of Religion, third edition, considers nine of the most important religious theories that have been put forward since the scientific approach to religion first caught the imagination of nineteenth century scholars. In each case, the theory is presented by discussing the background of its major spokesman, discussing key ideas as they are presented in text, noticing its distinctive features in comparison with other theories, and recording the main objections raised by its critics.

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Nine Theories of Religion

Nine Theories of Religion
  • Author : Daniel Pals
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014-09-08
  • ISBN : 0199859094
GET THIS BOOKNine Theories of Religion

Nine Theories of Religion, third edition, considers nine of the most important religious theories that have been put forward since the scientific approach to religion first caught the imagination of nineteenth century scholars. In each case, the theory is presented by discussing the background of its major spokesman, discussing key ideas as they are presented in text, noticing its distinctive features in comparison with other theories, and recording the main objections raised by its critics.

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