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Download e-book for kindle: A Sociology of Religious Emotion by Ole Riis,Linda Woodhead

By Ole Riis,Linda Woodhead

This well timed publication goals to alter the best way we expect approximately faith by means of placing emotion again onto the schedule. It demanding situations a bent to over-emphasise rational facets of faith, and rehabilitates its embodied, visceral and affective dimensions. opposed to the view that spiritual emotion is a merely deepest topic, it bargains a brand new framework which indicates how spiritual feelings come up within the diverse interactions among human brokers and spiritual groups, human brokers and
objects of devotion, and groups and sacred symbols. It offers parallels and contrasts among spiritual feelings in ecu and American background, in different cultures, and in modern western societies. through taking feelings heavily, A Sociology of non secular Emotion sheds new mild on the
power of faith to form primary human orientations and motivations: hopes and fears, joys and sorrows, loves and hatreds.

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