Ole Riis, Linda Woodhead, "A Sociology of Religious Emotion"
English | 2010-07-29 | ISBN: 0199567603 | 272 pages | PDF | 1,6 MB
This timely book aims to change the way we think about religion by putting emotion back onto the agenda. It challenges a tendency to over-emphasise rational aspects of religion, and rehabilitates its embodied, visceral and affective dimensions. Against the view that religious emotion is a purely private matter, it offers a new framework which shows how religious emotions arise in the varied interactions between human agents and religious communities, human agents and objects of devotion, and communities and sacred symbols.