Innovation in Religious Traditions: Essays in the Interpretation of Religious Change

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Michael A. Williams, Collett Cox, Martin S. Jaffee
Walter de Gruyter, 1992 - Religion - 373 pages

The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems- both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.

 

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Contents

An introductory essay
1
Bardwell Smith
8
A rational theory of revelations
19
Levinson
35
Michael A Williams
73
Martin S Jaffee
109
Collett
143
Eugene Webb
191
Helen Hardacre
215
Marilyn Robinson Waldman Robert M Baum
241
Research on abortion and grieving
285
Charles F Keyes
319
Afterword
351
List of contributors
365
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