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The Resource The promise of salvation : a theory of religion, Martin Riesebrodt ; translated by Steven Rendall

The promise of salvation : a theory of religion, Martin Riesebrodt ; translated by Steven Rendall

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The promise of salvation : a theory of religion
Title
The promise of salvation
Title remainder
a theory of religion
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Martin Riesebrodt ; translated by Steven Rendall
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Why has religion persisted across the course of human history? Secularists have predicted the end of faith for a long time, but religions continue to attract followers. Meanwhile, scholars of religion have expanded their field to such an extent that we lack a basic framework for making sense of the chaos of religious phenomena. To remedy this state of affairs, Martin Riesebrodt here undertakes a task that is at once simple and monumental: to define, understand, and explain religion as a universal concept. Instead of propounding abstract theories, Riesebrodt concentrates on the concrete realities of worship, examining religious holidays, conversion stories, prophetic visions, and life-cycle events. In analyzing these practices, his scope is appropriately broad, taking into consideration traditions in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Daoism, and Shinto. Ultimately, Riesebrodt argues, all religions promise to avert misfortune, help their followers manage crises, and bring both temporary blessings and eternal salvation. And, as The Promise of Salvation makes clear through abundant empirical evidence, religion will not disappear as long as these promises continue to help people cope with life"--Provided by publisher
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Riesebrodt, Martin
Dewey number
210
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
BL48
LC item number
.R45313 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Rendall, Steven
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion
  • Salvation
  • RELIGION
  • Religion
  • Salvation
  • Religionsfilosofi
  • Frälsningen
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The promise of salvation : a theory of religion, Martin Riesebrodt ; translated by Steven Rendall
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Religion as discourse: on the critique of the concept of religion -- Modern religious discourses -- The indispensability of the concept of religion -- On discourse-theory criticism -- On postcolonial criticism -- On the necessity of analytical concepts -- From language to social reference -- Religion as social reference: on justifying the concept of religion -- Demarcation -- Superimposition -- Assimilation -- The politics of religion -- Travelers' reports -- Conclusions -- Scholarly imaginations of religion -- Religion as a divine gift of reason -- Religion as an experience of revelation -- Religion as projection -- Religion as protoscience -- Religion as affect -- Religion as a function of the brain -- Religion as sacralized society -- Religion as an interest in salvation -- Religion as a commodity -- Outlook -- Religious practice and the promise of salvation: outline of a theory of religion -- Defining religion -- Understanding religion -- Explaining religion -- Averting misfortune: general religious practices -- Religious calendars -- Life-cycle practices -- Variable practices -- The radical quest for salvation: the practices of religious virtuosos -- On the concept of virtuosity -- Shamans -- Christians -- Jews -- Muslims -- Buddhists -- Japanese virtuosos -- Daoists -- On the logic of virtuoso practices -- Turning toward salvation: religious propaganda -- Conversion and propaganda -- Conversion narratives -- Reports of enlightenment -- Prophetic promises -- The future of religion -- On the universality of religion -- Secularization, disenchantment, and deinstitutionalization -- The return and the future of religion
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593240136
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 228 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780226713946
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9786612537837
  • 40017600906
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253783
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remote
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(OCoLC)593240136
Label
The promise of salvation : a theory of religion, Martin Riesebrodt ; translated by Steven Rendall
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religion as discourse: on the critique of the concept of religion -- Modern religious discourses -- The indispensability of the concept of religion -- On discourse-theory criticism -- On postcolonial criticism -- On the necessity of analytical concepts -- From language to social reference -- Religion as social reference: on justifying the concept of religion -- Demarcation -- Superimposition -- Assimilation -- The politics of religion -- Travelers' reports -- Conclusions -- Scholarly imaginations of religion -- Religion as a divine gift of reason -- Religion as an experience of revelation -- Religion as projection -- Religion as protoscience -- Religion as affect -- Religion as a function of the brain -- Religion as sacralized society -- Religion as an interest in salvation -- Religion as a commodity -- Outlook -- Religious practice and the promise of salvation: outline of a theory of religion -- Defining religion -- Understanding religion -- Explaining religion -- Averting misfortune: general religious practices -- Religious calendars -- Life-cycle practices -- Variable practices -- The radical quest for salvation: the practices of religious virtuosos -- On the concept of virtuosity -- Shamans -- Christians -- Jews -- Muslims -- Buddhists -- Japanese virtuosos -- Daoists -- On the logic of virtuoso practices -- Turning toward salvation: religious propaganda -- Conversion and propaganda -- Conversion narratives -- Reports of enlightenment -- Prophetic promises -- The future of religion -- On the universality of religion -- Secularization, disenchantment, and deinstitutionalization -- The return and the future of religion
Control code
593240136
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 228 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226713946
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9786612537837
  • 40017600906
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
253783
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593240136

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