Myth and the Christian Nation: A Social Theory of Religion (Religion in Culture) by Burton Mack
English | ISBN: 1845533720 | 2008 | 304 pages | PDF | 27,2 MB
This is a book on a social theory of religion and culture. A survey of the meanings of the term religion from Columbus to Jonathan Z. Smith sets the pace. Examples are taken from ethnography, the ancient Near East, the Greco-Roman age, and Christendom in order to develop the concepts of imagined world, social formation, mythic grammar, and cultural mentality.