Emotions and Religious Dynamics

1st Edition

Nathaniel A. Warne, Douglas J. Davies

Routledge
Published December 20, 2013
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9781472415028 - CAT# Y241513

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Summary

We all feel emotions and are moved to action by them. Religious communities often select and foster certain emotions over others. Without understanding this it is hard to grasp the way groups view the world and each other. Often, it is the underlying emotional pattern of a group rather than its doctrines that either divides it from, or attracts it to, others. These issues, so important in today's world, are explored in this book in a genuinely interdisciplinary way by anthropologists, psychologists, theologians and historians of religion, and in some detailed studies of well and less well known religious traditions from across the world.

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