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Religion matters

higher education for the 21st century
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Oxford University Press , New York
Religion, Universities and colleges, Church and co
StatementDouglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen
ContributionsJacobsen, Rhonda Hustedt
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LC ClassificationsLC383 .J33 2012
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Paginationx, 196p.
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Open LibraryOL25132037M
ISBN 139780199844739
LC Control Number2011047153

"Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion in Our World" is organized around the biggest questions that arrise in the field of sociology of religion.

This is a new text for the sociology of religion course. Instead of surveying this field systematically, the text focuses on the major questions that generate the most discussion Cited by: 7.

In the wake of great personal tragedy, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Elaine Pagels reflects on the persistence and nature of belief and why religion matters.

Why does religion still exist in the twenty-first century?/5(). Huston Smith's Why Religion Matters is, at its core, the author's personal apologetic of a third-millennium mystical spirituality loosely rooted in one and more of humanity's great religious traditions.

Despite the book's title, the text is more spiritual and personal than it /5. This book explains in general theoretical terms what religion is, how it works, and why and how religion influences people and societies.

Offered here is not a comparative study of various religions, but a social scientific theory of religion that helps make sense of all religions. Readers will learnFile Size: KB. Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion in Our World is organized around the biggest questions that arrise in the field of sociology of is a new text for the sociology of religion course.

Instead of surveying this field systematically, the text focuses on the major questions that generate the most discussion and debate in the sociology of/5.

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Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion in Our World is organized around the biggest questions that arrise in the field of sociology of is a new text for the sociology of religion course. Instead of surveying this field systematically, the text focuses on the major questions that generate the most discussion and debate in the sociology of religion field.

In Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief, Huston Smith argues the human heart seeks answers to questions left unexplained by the Modern by missionary parents in China and a professor at M.I.T., Syracuse University and U.C.

Berkeley, among others, and his World's Religions serves as the standard introductory textbook for Cited by: This book draws together leaders in science, the health sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences to investigate the role of religion, its meaning and relevance, for their area of specialization.

It provides a much-needed fresh perspective on the way in which religion. “Why Religion?” — a counterpoint of sorts to Huston Smith’s “Why Religion Matters” () — moves freely among the intimate details of Pagels’s life, her marriage to the brilliant.

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"Written by a leading sociologist, this fascinating and important book analyses what religion is, how it works and why it matters, using an approach combining critical theory with personalist social theory [It] sheds a great deal of light on religion, its workings and influence and as such should be widely read, not simply by scholars."Brand: Princeton University Press.

Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief Huston Smith, Author HarperOne $25 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. Studyguide for Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us about Religion in Our World by Michael O. Emerson, ISBN by Cram Textbook Reviews and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Free Online Library: Why Religion Matters: The Fate Of The Human Spirit In An Age Of Disbelief.

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by "Theological Studies"; Philosophy and religion Book reviews Books. Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief, Huston Smith,San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins Publishers.

Summary Huston Smith is undoubtedly the foremost scholar of comparative religion, most famous for his bestselling book The World's Religions () and for the five-part Emmy-nominated PBS television series with Bill Moyers on "The Wisdom of Faith" ().Author: Kasula.

Christine Schliesser, S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, Pauline Kollontai J In this ground-breaking volume 'The Significance of Religion in Conflict and Conflict Resolution', Kadayifci-Orellana, Kollontai and Schliesser analyze the role of religion in conflict and conflict resolution from the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and by bringing different.

Initially, the title to Houston Smith’s book, Why Religion Matters, was an enigma. Personally I would have preferred the title “Why Christianity Matters.” Upon reading the book I realized that the light at the end of the tunnel is universalism for Houston Smith.

Science and Scientism in Huston Smith’s “Why Religion Matters” By Ian Barbour on Novem in Book_Review I have been deeply indebted to Huston Smith over the years for his books and films, which I have used in many of my : Ian Barbour.

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Religion Matters Tweet Email Print The great liberal trope about religion is that while we are free to practice our religion, there has to be limits because anyone who believes anything so fundamentally must end up in armed conflict of some sort. Huston Smith, the author of the classic bestseller The World's Religions, delivers a passionate, timely message: The human spirit is being suffocated by the dominant materialistic worldview of our champions a society in which religion is once again treasured and authentically practiced as the vital source of human wisdom.

A senior scholar of religion offers a cautiously optimistic look at the prospects for the spirit at the turn of the millennium. Many Americans owe their first exposure to the study of comparative religion to Smith; his The World’s Religions (originally The Religions of Man, ) is still among the most popular surveys in its has had a long and distinguished career, and of late.

With this book, Wake Up To What Matters: A Guide to Tibetan Buddhism for the Next Generation Avikrita brings Buddhism into the 21st century with references to cell-phones, global warming, gender.

Above all, these popular news stories make the point of Stephen Prothero’s newest book, God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World and Why Their Differences Matter, very clear – religion matters. Whether it be politics, personal issues or the palpable effects of religious extremism in the public sphere, religion plays a.

“[A] substantial, richly informed book.”—James Ryerson, New York Times Book Review “Highly recommended.”—Choice “A lucidly written book that should be widely read by students of religion.”—Carl Olson, Reading Religion “Articulate, accessible, and engaging, this book is recommended for students as well as seasoned scholars.”—Roger Finke, Pennsylvania State University.

The Book "Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief", Huston Smith,San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins Publishers.

Summary Huston Smith is undoubtedly the foremost scholar of comparative religion, most famous for his bestselling book The World's Religions () and for the five-part Emmy-nominated PBS. The recipient of twelve honorary degrees, Smith's fifteen books include his bestselling The World's Religions, Why Religion Matters, and his autobiography, Tales of Wonder.

Editorial Reviews “One of our foremost scholars and interpreters of the world’s religions What he has learned, he has applied to life.”Format: Ebook. Review: Why Religion Matters by Huston Smith.

April 3, I consider it the most enlightening book on religion I have yet read. Smith has more than a passing familiarity with physics, and the physicists in the crowd will probably be delighted at his discussions of quantum mechanics and the claim that “nonlocality provides us with the first.

The book opens with a discussion of why religion and family connections matter. Chapter 2 defines religion and presents a new conceptualization of religion. Empirical research connections between religion and marriage, divorce, family, and parent-child relationships are explored in chapters 3 through 6.

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Huston smith, America's leading scholar on world religion, has a new book out—and boy, is he ticked off. Although the language of Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief (Harper SanFrancisco) is often genteel, acid seeps out between the is fed up with a mainstream culture that he says has "written science a blank check" to explain the universe Author: Alan Reder.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY JAN 1, In this challenging but accessible book, Smith ardently declaims religion's relevance, taking on luminaries, such as Carl Sagan and Stephen Jay Gould, who hold that "only matter exists" and suggest that religion relates only to "subjective experiences."5/5(1).When Religion Matters [Annie Hardison-Moody] is 20% off every day at How does starting with women's statements that "God was there" in the moment of wartime violence shift the ways we think about religion, conflict, and.God Is Not Great (sometimes stylized as god is not Great) is a book by British-American author and journalist Christopher Hitchens, in which he makes a case against organized was originally published in the United Kingdom by Atlantic Books as God Is Not Great: The Case Against Religion and in the United States by Twelve as God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, but Author: Christopher Hitchens.