Myth and the Christian Nation
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ISBN-13:
9781845533724
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.2008
Seiten:
224
Autor:
Burton L. Mack
Gewicht:
567 g
Format:
234x160x23 mm
Serie:
Religion in Culture: Studies i
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

PrefaceIntroductionPart I: The Religions of Other PeoplesChapter 1. Looking for Religion in the New WorldChapter 2. Noticing the Social Interests in Myths and RitualsChapter 3. Watching Myths in the MakingChapter 4. Thinking with Myths about CulturePart II: The Religion of ChristianityChapter 5. Early Christian MythmakingChapter 6. The Social Formation of ChristendomChapter 7. The State of the Christian NationChapter 8. Religions in a Polycultural WorldConclusionBibliography
Deals with the social theory of religion and culture. This study offers a meditation on the public discourse about the "Christian nation" in light of the social situation in the United States and ends with an invitation to rethink the role of religions in constructing a polycultural social democracy.