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Mortal Gods

Ernest Becker and Fundamental Theology

Mortal Gods

Ernest Becker and Fundamental Theology

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£75.00

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819168344
Number of Pages: 226
Published: 11/04/1988
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 22.9 cm
Mortal Gods, a study of the work of Pulitzer Prize winner Ernest Becker, establishes that Becker's reflections on morality entitle him to be considered a fundamental theologian. In addition, Becker's approach to Christianity is broadened, and a revised theology is presented.

Sally A. Kenel

This is an incisive study of Becker's idea that humans reach for immortality by the denial of death. Here we see how psychology, sociology and theology converge in Becker's work and the problems related to theological correlation. Crisp and fresh, accessible even to undergraduates, yet deeply probing. -- John J. Heaney, Fordham University Religious Studies Review ...an insightful analysis of Becker's interdisciplinary contributions to fundamental theology. Religious Studies Review ...an insightful analysis of Becker's interdisciplinary contributions to fundamental theology. Religious Studies Review This is an incisive study of Becker's idea that humans reach for immortality by the denial of death. Here we see how psychology, sociology and theology converge in Becker's work and the problems related to theological correlation. Crisp and fresh, accessible even to undergraduates, yet deeply probing. -- John J. Heaney, Fordham University Religious Studies Review

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