The role of knowledge in Western religion. by Randall, John Herman

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  • Knowledge, Theory of (Religion)

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SeriesMead-Swing lectures, 1955-1956
LC ClassificationsBT50 .R2
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Paginationx, 147 p.
Number of Pages147
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Open LibraryOL6247450M
LC Control Number58008396

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In this book, anthropologist and historian of religion Daniel Dubuisson contests Mircea Eliade's theory of the existence of a universal Homo Religiosus and argues that "religion" as a discrete concept is a Western construct, an invention of nineteenth-century scholars who created it as a field of scientific study.

Before that time, there was little attempt to step outside religious experience. Shared knowledge in a religion is the basis of that religion.

It is the rules, traditions, ancient prophecies, moral code and cultural/historical background of said religion. This can be seen as it is mostly written down in a holy book (Bible in Christianity, Torah in Judaism and Quran in Islam).

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