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The Resource Religion : what it is, how it works, and why it matters, Christian Smith

Religion : what it is, how it works, and why it matters, Christian Smith

Label
Religion : what it is, how it works, and why it matters
Title
Religion
Title remainder
what it is, how it works, and why it matters
Statement of responsibility
Christian Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on the philosophy of critical realism and personalist social theory, Christian Smith answers key questions about the nature, powers, workings, appeal, and future of religion. He defines religion in a way that resolves myriad problems and ambiguities in past accounts, explains the kinds of causal influences religion exerts in the world, and examines the key cognitive process that makes religion possible. Smith explores why humans are religious in the first place--uniquely so as a species--and offers an account of secularization and religious innovation and persistence that breaks the logjam in which so many religion scholars have been stuck for so long."--Provided by the publisher.
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Christian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL48
LC item number
.S5937 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion
  • Religion
  • Religion
Label
Religion : what it is, how it works, and why it matters, Christian Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What is religion? -- What causal powers does religion produce? -- How does religion work? -- Why are humans religious? -- What is religion's future? -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Research questions
Control code
974676348
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9780691175416
Lccn
2017005886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027393244
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)974676348
Label
Religion : what it is, how it works, and why it matters, Christian Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What is religion? -- What causal powers does religion produce? -- How does religion work? -- Why are humans religious? -- What is religion's future? -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Research questions
Control code
974676348
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9780691175416
Lccn
2017005886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027393244
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)974676348

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