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Critical theory of religion a feminist analysis by Marsha Hewitt

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Published by Fortress Press in Minneapolis .
Written in English


  • Religion.,
  • Critical theory.,
  • Feminist theory.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMarsha Aileen Hewitt.
LC ClassificationsBL48 .H445 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 234 p. ;
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1107622M
ISBN 100800626125
LC Control Number94032897

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Kim. Andrew E. “Critical Theory and the Sociology of Religion: A Reassessment.” Social Compass 43(2) Langman, Lauren. “From the Caliphate to the Shaheedim: Toward a Critical Theory of Islam.” Pp. in Warren S. Goldstein, ed. Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion: A Critique of Rational Choice. Leiden and Boston. Critical theory is the reflective assessment and critique of society and culture by applying knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities to reveal and challenge power argues that social problems are influenced and created more by societal structures and cultural assumptions than by individual and psychological factors.   Religion, Theory, Critique is an essential tool for learning about theory and method in the study of religion. Leading experts engage with contemporary and classical theories as well as non-Western cultural contexts. Unlike other collections, this anthology emphasizes the dynamic relationship between "religion" as an object of study and different methodological approaches and openly .   Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The Sociology of Religion has had several frameworks g /5.

Abstract. Critical theory is a theory of society with a ‘practical intent’: a theory concerned with investigating the potentials for freedom, justice and happiness in actual historical social systems with a view to transforming them by: 1.   Religion, Theory, Critique presents itself as a volume that “seeks to move forward our understanding of both the history of the field of the comparative study of religion and its possible future directions” (xiii). It does so by providing its readers with a substantial selection of critical contributions on topics ranging from the “invention” of the science of religion to the. Critical theory, Marxist-inspired movement in social and political philosophy originally associated with the work of the Frankfurt g particularly on the thought of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud, critical theorists maintain that a primary goal of philosophy is to understand and to help overcome the social structures through which people are dominated and oppressed. The "Manifesto" develops further the Critical Theory of Religion intrinsic to the Critical Theory of Society of the Frankfurt School into a new paradigm of the Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy and Theology of Religion. Its central theme is the theodicy : Rudolf Siebert.

When applied to a textual tradition, Critical Theory offers new, critical lenses for viewing texts that have long been embedded in the cultures of their reception. Theory and the Bible section and book review editor for the journal Bible and Critical Theory. He also has strong interests in method and theory, religion and violence, and.   The Frankfurt School was a group of scholars known for developing critical theory and popularizing the dialectical method of learning by interrogating society's contradictions. It is most closely associated with the work of Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm, and Herbert Marcuse. This book seeks to make a contribution to the continued development of the critical theory of society and religion as it offers a corrective to the one-sided, positivistic development of the modern social sciences as well as to the increasing social irrelevancy of the contemporary Christian by: 7. 1. Globalization and the Emergence of a New Critical Theory for the Age of Crisis 2. The Need for a New Critical Theology 3. From Political Theology to a Global Critical Theology 4. The Question of Religion 5. Toward a Theology of the "Religious" 6. What Faith Really Means in a Time of Global Crisis Notes Author Index Subject Index.