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Explaining Religion: Criticism and Theory from Bodin to Freud (American Academy of Religion Texts and Translations Series) [Paperback]

By J. Samuel Preus (Author)
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Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.66"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 19, 1996
Publisher   An American Academy of Religion Book
ISBN  0788503219  
EAN  9780788503214  

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J. Samuel Preus traces the development and articulation of a modern "naturalistic" approach to the study of religion by examining ideas about the origin of religion in the works of nine western thinkers: Jean Bodin, Herbert of Cherbury, Bernard Fontenelle, Giambattista Vico, David Hume, Auguste Comte, Edward Brunett Tylor, Emile Durkheim, and Sigmund Freud. He argues that beginning in the sixteenth century increasing critical detachment from theological presuppositions and commitments made it possible for the question of origins to be posed from an altogether non-religious point of view. This new modernist paradigm was characterized by the conviction that religion could be explained in scientific terms, like any other object of critical investigation.

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A Model of Careful Reading  Oct 26, 2004
Preuss sets out in this book to describe a tradition of explaining religion, in naturalistic terms, beginning with the late Renaissance thinker Jean Bodin, he elegantly sets up a "symposium" of nine thinkers including representatives of from all corners of modern western thought. What is strongest about this book is Preuss ability to give a solid and accessible overview of each thinker, while attending to the depth and nuance of their texts. His operating thesis is that the explanation of religion begins with the criticism of religion, with the confrontation of religion as a "problem" to be explained. Any reader interested in the rise of secularism within the West would benefit from this book. Even more so, through the backdrop of religion, it highlights many of the key issues of Modernity and how thinkers have sought to confront the basic issues that occur in the breakdown of Christendom as a overarching narrative in the West.

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