Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion

1st Edition

Gary Kessler

Published July 20, 2011
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780415492614 - CAT# Y100689
Series: Routledge Key Guides

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Fifty Key Thinkers on Religion is an accessible guide to the most important and widely studied theorists on religion of the last 300 years. Arranged chronologically, the book explores the lives, works and ideas of key writers across a truly interdisciplinary range, from sociologists to psychologists.

Thinkers covered include:

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • James Frazer
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Emile Durkheim
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Mary Douglas
  • Talal Asad
  • Søren Kierkegaard

Providing an indispensable one volume map of our understanding of religion in the west, the book is fully cross-referenced throughout and provides authoritative guides to important primary and secondary texts for students wishing to take their studies further.


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