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6 edition of How Religion Works found in the catalog.

How Religion Works

Towards a New Cognitive Science of Religion (Cognition and Culture, 1)

by Ilkka Pyysiainen

  • 60 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading

Published by Brill Academic Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Behavioural theory (Behaviourism),
  • Cognition & cognitive psychology,
  • Religion: general,
  • Religion,
  • Interior Design - General,
  • Religion - Socialissues,
  • History,
  • Cognitive Psychology,
  • Reference,
  • Psychology, Religious,
  • Architecture

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9084376M
    ISBN 109004123199
    ISBN 109789004123199

      In a review of Christian Smith's Religion: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters José Casanova describes the book's general definition of "religion" as the best theoretical-analytical definition he has seen, even if at the end it also proves not fully satisfactory and is certainly not sufficient to ground a general “theory” of religion.. Casanova describes . Religion at Work Many employers are weaving religion and spirituality into company cultures. The push may come from bosses or the rank and file—and their motivations : Robert J. Grossman.

    Rare & Antiquarian Books. Religion and philosophy can be seen as two approaches to one goal; namely defining the greater truth of our lives. While individual faiths and beliefs vary drastically, the instinct for religion is nearly universal among people around the world. Philosophy & Religion Books. Religion and Philosophy are so closely. About The Religions Book. Surveying the world’s religions, from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism, and providing succinct yet thought-provoking insight into the philosophy and practices of each, The Religions Book is ideal for anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of the world’s religions. With intriguing artwork, flow charts, and diagrams, complex world religions are made .

    On the city of God against the pagans (Latin: Dē cīvitāte Deī contrā pāgānōs), often called The City of God, is a book of Christian philosophy written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century book was in response to allegations that Christianity brought about the decline of Rome and is considered one of Augustine's most important works, standing Author: Augustine of Hippo. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.


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How Religion Works by Ilkka Pyysiainen Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book explains in general theoretical terms what religion is, how it works, and why and how religion influences people and societies. Offered here is not a comparative study of various religions, but a social scientific theory of religion that helps make sense of File Size: KB.

Religion is a cultural system that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and moral values.

Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the universe. "Written by a leading sociologist, this fascinating and important book analyses what religion is, how it works and why it matters, using an approach combining critical theory with personalist social theory [It] sheds a great deal of light on religion, its workings and influence and as such should be widely read, not simply by scholars."Brand: Princeton University Press.

Jesus Hates Religion focuses on the sole importance of a relationship with Christ―void of legalism, guilt, and feelings of inferiority.

The man-made path of religion has no place in the heart of the Christ-follower, and Alex Himaya brings this concept to life/5(57).

How Religion Works: Towards a New Cognitive Science of Religion (Cognition and Culture, 1) (Cognition and Culture Book Series) [Pyysiäinen, Ilkka] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. How Religion Works: Towards a New Cognitive Science of Religion (Cognition and Culture, 1) (Cognition and Culture Book Series)Cited by:   "Smith uses his incredibly broad knowledge to develop a definition of religion derived from critical realist and personalist assumptions, and deploys this logic to identify the powers that religion has, how it works for people, and why people are religious in the first by: 7.

Religion remains an important influence in the world today, yet the social sciences are still not adequately equipped to understand and explain it. This book builds on recent developments in science, theory, and philosophy to advance an innovative theory of religion that goes beyond the problematic theoretical paradigms of the past/5.

A common failing of short works of comparative religion is the bias towards Christianity and monotheism in general. This book comes out reasonably well in this area. The exposition on Islam is mainly western, but makes a reasonable attempt at being non judgmental. I would have avoided the references to "terrorism"/5().

ANSWER: "It Works" book explained shortly but precisely about thought-wave, in one page only and you become so very clear. 2) Some of my friends and I feel that "Wanting anything for yourself is a bit selfish"/5(K).

Religion & Spirituality Religion and Spirituality is an important element of every culture. Learn more about world religions and spiritual practices in. The Bahir: Composed of 60 paragraphs; a mystical commentary on verses from the book of Genesis; considered to be one of the major early works of Kabbalah The Midrash: Compilations of writings created during the centuries following the compiling of the Talmud that serve to explicate the biblical text.

The two main divisions are Midrash Halacha (legal explorations) and Midrash. From the popular Instant Bible Lessons series, enjoy this fully reproducible lesson book for preschoolers (ages ). From A-Z, these reproducible lessons guide children through the Bible, using the alphabet to help little ones focus on key points.

How Religion Works book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Recent findings in cognitive science and evolutionary psychology provid /5(5). The book gives 30 pages of information on Judaism, a religion with only 14 million adherents worldwide. I accept that understanding Judaism is important for the understanding of Almost brilliant.

The descriptions are fantastic, and the author does a great job of explaining complex religious ideas in a simple fashion.4/5. Buy Religious Books from a range of different authors online at The Works. Find the perfect Religious Book book with great offers and savings from The Works.

or are ideal for those interested in learning more about religion. Find a great value religious books at The Works. All religious books are available to buy online at The Works. Religious texts are texts related to a religious tradition.

They differ from literary texts by being a compilation or discussion of beliefs, mythologies, ritual practices, commandments or laws, ethical conduct, spiritual aspirations, and for creating or fostering a religious community.

The relative authority of religious texts develops over time and is derived from the ratification. In regards to copyright on religious works, it is not always clear who the rightholder is. Under the provisions of the Berne Convention, copyright is granted to the author on creation of the work.

Several religions claim that all or some of their works were authored (written or. “[A] substantial, richly informed book.”—James Ryerson, New York Times Book Review “Highly recommended.”—Choice “A lucidly written book that should be widely read by students of religion.”—Carl Olson, Reading Religion “Articulate, accessible, and engaging, this book is recommended for students as well as seasoned scholars.”—Roger Finke, Pennsylvania State.

Religious studies is the academic field of multi-disciplinary, secular study of religious beliefs, behaviors and institutions. It describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasising systematic, historically-based, and cross-cultural perspectives.

Subcategories. This category has the following 10 subcategories, out of 10 total. "African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa. In this second edition, Dr Mbiti has updated his material to include the involvement of women in religion, and the potential unity to be found in what was once thought to be a mass of quite separate religions.4/5(4).

And the book has a lean to it, which will go away when it is placed on the shelf with other books. There is a previous owner's stamp on the first and last endpapers. RELIGION: THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN, Volume Two, Book | eBaySeller Rating: % positive.Book Awards Book Club Selections Books by Author Books by Series Coming Soon Kids' Books New Releases Teens' Books This Month's Biggest New Releases Subjects Biography Business Cookbooks, Food & Wine Current Affairs & Politics Diet, Health & Fitness Fiction Graphic Novels & Comics History Mystery & Crime Religion Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy Self.Get this from a library!

Religion: what it is, how it works, and why it matters. [Christian Smith] -- "Religion remains an important influence in the world today, yet the social sciences are still not adequately equipped to understand and explain it. This book advances an innovative theory of.