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By Michael Stausberg

ISBN-10: 0415463467

ISBN-13: 9780415463461

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Interest in theories of faith hasn't ever been larger. students debate unmarried theoretical techniques in numerous scholarly journals, whereas the ‘new atheists’ resembling Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett criticize the full suggestion of religion. for everybody desirous to comprehend the present country of the sector, Contemporary Theories of Religion surveys the missed panorama in its totality.

Michael Stausberg brings jointly prime students of the sphere to check and talk about seventeen modern theories of faith. in addition to students of faith, it gains anthropologists, archaeologists, classicists, evolutionary biologists, philosophers and sociologists. every one bankruptcy presents scholars with heritage info at the theoretician, a presentation of the theory’s easy ideas, an research of simple assumptions, and a evaluate of earlier reviews. Concluding with a bit entitled 'Back and Forth', Stausberg compares the various theories and issues to additional avenues of dialogue for the future.

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