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Theory for Religious Studies (theory4)

by Timothy K. Beal

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I loved this book. When I was getting my degree in religious studies this was one of the books for my senior seminar. The book starts off describing the influence of the "predecessors" Freud, Marx, Nietzsche and Saussure. Then it has an alphabetical listing of the theorists. Some are actual theorists of religion, but most are from other social sciences--sociology, anthropology, gender studies. Their influence on religious studies and allied fields is examined. I didn't have time to read Foucault, Althusser etc., so this book was a great reference. However, the entries on Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas stirred up enough interest in me to delve further into those personalities. ( )
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In this handy volume, two professors of religious studies provide the student of religious studies - whether the motivated undergraduate, graduate student, or professor - with a brief review of theorists' work from the perspective of religious studies. For example, in 5-10 pages, the reader will get a review of Emmanuel Levinas's work as it offers insights for scholars in religious studies, followed by a selected bibliography. In short, this is a guide for students of religious studies that will take major theoretical writers in the humanities and social sciences and explain their relevance to the study of religion.

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