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Understanding Religion By Eric J. Sharpe

Understanding Religion

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Clears the ground for students who are setting out to understand, rather than just to practice, religion.
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Understanding Religion by Eric J. Sharpe

Clears the ground for students who are setting out to understand, rather than just to practice, religion. It discusses, among other things, the relationship between commitment to a particular tradition and the quest for intellectual understanding of religion "in the round," "holiness" as an identifying aspect of religion, functional "modes" of religion, and finally some questions connected with the
secularization process.
Assuming throughout that theology and religious studies ought not to be seen as competing approaches, but as sources for complementary insights, it offers the student a fundamental introduction to an important area of inquiry.

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"Theologians and non-theologians alike can learn from this book."---Journal of Theological Studies

About Eric J. Sharpe


Eric J. Sharpe is professor of Religious Studies at the University of Sydney.

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GOR001600071
Understanding Religion by Eric J. Sharpe
Eric J. Sharpe
Study in Theology
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1997-11-20
166
0715617354
9780715617359
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