Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

16. Is Explanation Existential?

Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

Paul Kenny
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Explanation of religion or as religion? This chapter posits that as cognitively shaped eusocial beings, humans need reasons to act in the world (explanations we have embraced), individually and collectively. Accepted explanations must encompass all phases and exigencies of life in whatever material, historical circumstance the individual and group are ‘thrown’.

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Kenny, Paul. 16. Is Explanation Existential?. Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 178-185 Sep 2018. ISBN 9781781795682. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34434. Date accessed: 18 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34434. Sep 2018

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