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study of religion as a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural presence among the human sciences

Ninian Smart

study of religion as a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural presence among the human sciences

inaugural lecture, February 14, 1989.

by Ninian Smart

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Published by University of California in Santa Barbara .
Written in English


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ContributionsUniversity of California, Santa Barbara. Department of Religious Studies.
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Open LibraryOL20385924M

Alfred Kraus, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), Cultural anthropology examines the cultural variation of the human being compared to human constants independent of culture and epoch and very clearly shows the double significance of the concept of anthropology already mentioned above. It shows the variability of the actual being and. We also examine the works of reflective naturalists such as Bellah and Herrstein, who argue that far from showing the irrelevance of religious ideas and practices, the new mind and life sciences suggest a much more nuanced view according to which religion is both grounded in the natural world and central to the development of human culture.

  A cross-cultural perspective on the significance of music and dance to culture and society: insight from BaYaka Pygmies. In Language, music, and the brain: a mysterious relationship (ed. Arbib M.), pp. 45– Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Google Scholar]Cited by: The Department of Religious Studies at Brown University provides students with an understanding of diverse religious traditions, an exposure to a variety of approaches employed within the academic study of religion, as well as an opportunity to explore diverse intellectual, social-theoretical, and ethical issues that arise when one considers the various manifestation of religion in human affairs.

The second trend serving as a response to Dittes' and Pruyser's concerns can be represented by H.N. Malony, whose book (edited), Current Perspectives in the Psychology of Religion, brings together all the widely-scattered concerns articulated by Spilka, doing so in terms of a topical categorization-'History + Trends in the Psychology of Cited by: 9.   AAR Conference Book Panels on New Books, ) and The Bloomsbury Reader for Cultural Approaches to the Study of Religion she presents an ethnography investigating the connection between religion and activism among a group of feminists in Toronto. This book has been reviewed by Sharon P. Doetsch-Kidder.


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