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Published: 01 July 2021

448 Pages

5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190935085

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Ten Theories of Religion

Fourth Edition

Daniel Pals

  • A consistent chapter structure: Each chapter presents biographical background, a discussion of key ideas, comparison with other theories, and main objections raised by critics, allowing for easy comparison and evaluation of theories
  • Clarity: Accessible presentation of difficult concepts
  • Flexibility: The chapters are connected by strong overarching framework but are designed to stand alone as necessary to fit instructors' needs
  • Ideal for use as a supplementary text in introductory religion courses or as the main text in theory, methods, and sociology of religion courses
  • Can be used as a stand-alone text or with Pals' companion reader, Introducing Religion

New to this Edition:

  • Chapter 10, surveying the work of Mary Daly
  • Updated Introduction
  • Updates to the concluding chapter, which offers a comparison and appraisal of theories: It now brings Mary Daly's work into the conversation and includes references to noteworthy new contributions to the literature on religious theory

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