The Testimony of Religious
Born into one of the most illustrious
families in American intellectual life.
Father Henry James, Sr.
Younger brother Henry James, Jr.
Sister Alice who chronicled the lives
Religion As Neurosis
Psychoanalysis as the Answer
It is a mistake to believe that a science consists in
nothing but conclusively proved propositions, and it is
unjust to demand that it should. It is a demand only
made by t
Stages of Religious
Identifiable Realms in All
Magic: theory and practice Magic has frequently been
associated with religion.
Involves religious attempts, either by individual or group,
to use trans-human, of
Religion and the Sense of the
German theologian and historian of religions.
Like William James, took a keen interest in the character of
human religious experience.
Particularly interested in its unique emotion
E. B. Tylor
Theories of Ancient Roots
An Objective Perspective?
Edward Burnett Tylor, (1832-1914).
Dubbed the father of anthropology.
Wrote the seminal work: Primitive Culture:
Researches into the Development of Mythology,
Philosophy, Religion, La
The Modern Scholarly Endeavour
Interest: The birth of capitalist economies, the
growth of science and industry, the rise of
democratic ideals, revolutionary ideologies, and
mass communication are identified as
The Social As Sacred
Emile Durkheim was born on April 15, 1858 at
Epinal, Vosges, in Lorraine, France, the son of Mose
Durkheim, the Chief Rabbi of the Vosges and HauteMarne, and his wife Mlanie, a merchant's daughter.
Study Guide for Final
Eight questions each worth five points = total 40
Analysis of Religious Functions - understand each of these definitions/explanations.
Definition of Religion through to end of notes.
Understand Jamess teaching
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
FACULTY OF ARTS
DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS AND RELIGION
COURSE OUTLINE FALL 2014
RELS 309 L01: Religious Experience
MWF 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Anne White, Ph.D.
Rels. 309 - Essay Guidelines
Essay: (2500 words) plus 1 page bibliography with a minimum of six sources four
textbook and two from academic journals. Use the textbook, lecture notes, and any
references from any of the documentaries used in class.
Study Guide for Rels. 309 Test 1 October 10, 2014
Worth 15 points. Five questions each worth three points.
Notes Entitled Religious Experience
Review notes commencing John Hick up to and including Definitions
Why Are Huma