This topical introduction to the study of religion for undergraduates implements a phenomenological approach.
Table of Contents
PART I. INTRODUCING RELIGION. 1. What Is Religion? 2. The History of Religion. 3. The Holy. 4. The Quest. PART II. THE CONCEPTUAL DIMENSION OF RELIGION. 5. Symbolism. 6. Speaking and Knowing. 7. Sacred Stories. 8. Scripture. 9. God. 10. Evil and Human Destiny. PART III. THE PERFORMATIVE AND SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF RELIGION. 11. Holy Communities. 12. Patterns and Varieties of Faith. 13. Salvation. 14. Features of Holy Rites. 15. Types of Holy Rites. 16. What is Religion?