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The critical theory of religion

the Frankfurt school : from universal pragmatic to political theology.

by Rudolf J. Siebert

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Published by Mouton in Berlin, New York .
Written in English


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SeriesReligion and reason : method and theory in the study and interpretation of religion -- 29, Religion and reason -- 29.
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Open LibraryOL15250601M
ISBN 103110107295

This volume brings together, in an exciting and original way, the major themes of critical social theory and feminist theology. Marsha Aileen Hewitt shows how critical themes emerge in the works of Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, Mary Daly, and Rosemary Radford Ruether, and how their work provides a starting point for a feminist critical theory of religion.4/5(3).   If your religion is true, critical thinking cannot disprove it, for truth cannot be disproven. And if your religion is true, critical thinking will help expose the errors in other religions, which will help lead people to the truth in yours. If by some chance your religion is false, critical .

Critical Research on Religion is a peer-reviewed, international journal focusing on the development of a critical theoretical framework and its application to research on religion. It provides a common venue for those engaging in critical analysis in theology and religious studies, as well as for those who critically study religion in the other social sciences and humanities such as philosophy.   Religion, Theory, Critique presents itself as a volume that “seeks to move forward our understanding of both the history of the field of the comparative study of religion and its possible future directions” (xiii). It does so by providing its readers with a substantial selection of critical contributions on topics ranging from the “invention” of the science of religion to the.

  A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion introduces the key concepts and theories from religious studies that are necessary for a full understanding of the complex relations between religion and society. The aim is to provide readers with an arsenal of critical concepts for studying religious ideologies, practices, and : Taylor & Francis. ♥ Book Title: Seven Theories of Religion ♣ Name Author: Daniel L. Pals ∞ Launching: Info ISBN Link: ⊗ Detail ISBN code: ⊕ Number Pages: Total sheet ♮ News id: ZGYStAEACAAJ Download File Start Reading ☯ Full Synopsis: "A critical study of the role of religion in human life and culture brings together seven divergent views by such.


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Rudolf J. Siebert has worked particularly in the critical theory of religion as an integral part of the critical theory of modern society. Sieberts' major works include 7 books and articles in Format: Textbook Binding. Contemporary Theories of Religion therefore makes evident that a natural science of religion was not merely a nineteenth-century ambition.' – Russell McCutcheon, University of Alabama, USA ‘The book as a whole makes very intriguing reading, and demonstrates well the vitality of the theoretical debate in the study of religion/5(2).

In the Frankfurt School's critique of instrumental reason and domination, as well as its unwavering espousal of justice and freedom, Hewitt shows, feminist theologians may find allies in their own project. Critical Theory of Religion.

() by Marsha HewittFormat: Paperback. This book treats the critical theory of religion of Max Horkheimer, Walter Benjamin, Theodor W. Adorno, Friedrich Pollock, Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, Alfred Sohn-Rethel, Jyrgen Habermas and other critical theorists who tried to make sense out of the senseless war experience by exploring the writings of Immanuel Kant, Friedrich W.J.

Schelling, Georg W.F. Hegel, Artur Schopenhauer, Karl Cited by:   Religion, Theory, Critique offers a set of state-of-the-art essays that keep in sight both the study of religious people as well as those who classify them as religious.

It therefore sets the table for scrutinizing the entire field—including our tools and our assumptions. Abstract. Critical theory is a theory of society with a ‘practical intent’: a theory concerned with investigating the potentials for freedom, justice and happiness in actual historical social systems with a view to transforming them by: 1.

Through this confrontation with Gouldner, the author explores the implications of critical theory as it relates to social justice, marriage and family, religion, political activism, public sociology, and deviance and : James J. Chriss.

A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion introduces the key concepts and theories from religious studies that are necessary for a full understanding of the complex relations between religion and society.

The aim is to provide readers with an arsenal of critical concepts for studying religious ideologies, practices, and communities.

I find this book a useful tool in a or level class on the study of religion because it provides a simple way to introduce critical theory to students. Theoretically, the book is based upon Walter Benjamin's The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, but it is far more accessible than any text ever written by the obscure.

Books shelved as religious-criticism: God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Det. Critical Theory of Religion: A Feminist Analysis - Marsha Hewitt - Google Books Marsha Hewitt tests the insights - and oversights - of the so-called Frankfurt School, particularly of Max.

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Interest in theories of religion has never been greater. Scholars debate single theoretical approaches in different scholarly journals, while the ‘new atheists’ such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett criticize the whole idea of by: Siebert, Rudolf J. Manifesto of the Critical Theory of Religion and Society: The Wholly Other, Liberation, Happiness and the Rescue of the Hopeless, 3 Vols.

Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers. His first book, Securing the Sacred: Religion, National Security, and the Western State (, University of Michigan Press) provided a critical, comparative analysis of the ways in which the UK, France, and U.S.

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texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK Seven theories of religion by Pals, Daniel L. Publication date but also comparative analysis and critical assessment."--Jacket Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf History.

From presocratic times, ancient authors advanced prescientific theories about religion. Herodotus ( – BCE) saw the gods of Greece as the same as the gods of Egypt.

Euhemerus (about – BCE) regarded gods as excellent historical persons whom admirers eventually came to worship. Scientific theories, inferred and tested by the comparative method, emerged after data from. Globalization and the Emergence of a New Critical Theory for the Age of Crisis 2.

The Need for a New Critical Theology 3. From Political Theology to a Global Critical Theology 4. The Question of Religion 5.

Toward a Theology of the "Religious" 6. What Faith Really Means in a Time of Global Crisis Notes Author Index Subject Index. of Rue's book, following roughly the sequence of its three parts: 1. On human nature; 2. On spiritual traditions; and 3.

On the future of religion. The focus is on the theory of religion and its evolutionary and psychological background.

I will conclude with some methodological File Size: KB. Editorial Reviews. This is a reprint of the text originally published in by Walter de Gruyer & Co. In his introduction, Siebert (religion and society, Johannes Gutenburg University, Mainz, Germany) states: "I shall develop my study of Habermas's theory of communicative praxis as reconstructive continuation of the critical theory of subject, society, history and religion in three Price: $The Manifesto develops further the Critical Theory of Religion intrinsic to the Critical Theory of Society of the Frankfurt School into a new paradigm of the Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy and Theology of Religion.

Its central theme is the theodicy problem. The Manifesto approaches this theme in the framework of comparative religion and critical political theology in a narrative and Cited by: 5.