Religion and the philosophy of life / Gavin Flood
- Flood, Gavin D., 1954-
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Oxford scholarship online: ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Theory of Life Itself -- 1.The Theory and Philosophy of Life -- 2.The Emergence of Religion -- 3.Sacrifice -- pt. II Religious Civilizations -- 4.The Sacrificial Imaginary: Indic Traditions -- 5.Earth under Heaven: The Chinese Traditions -- 6.Transforming Life: The Greek and Abrahamic Traditions -- pt. III Philosophies of Life Itself -- 7.Philosophies of Life -- 8.The Philosophy of Life as the Field of Immanence -- 9.The Phenomenology of Life -- 10.Bare Life and the Resurrection of the Body -- 11.Religion and the Bio-Sociology of Transformation.
- 'Religion and the Philosophy of Life' considers how religion as the source of civilization transforms the fundamental bio-sociology of humans through language and the somatic exploration of religious ritual and prayer. Gavin Flood offers an integrative account of the nature of the human, based on what contemporary scientists tell us, especially evolutionary science and social neuroscience, as well as through the history of civilizations.
- 9780191873478 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- This edition previously issued in print: 2019.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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