Get this free title from:

Free Stuff in These Categories
Find More Titles by
This Author: Stephen Prothero
This Publisher: Modern Scholar

The Nature of Religion by Stephen Prothero

The Nature of Religion

Religions of the East - Lecture 1

by Stephen Prothero

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
35 Min.


This is the first lecture from the course Religions of the East: Paths to Enlightenment taught by Professor Stephen Prothero.

In this lecture Professor Stephen Prothero discusses what religion is and why it still matters in the modern age. He provides a number of important definitions of religion from its origins up to definitions by modern thinkers such as Emile Durkheim, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and William James. While many scholars predicted the decline of religion and the rise of secularism in the 20th century, professor Prothero points out many ways in which religion is as widely practiced now as at any time in history.

People Who Liked The Nature of Religion Also Liked These Free Titles:
  The World's Religions
by Huston Smith

  Bhagavad Gita
by Sir Edwin Arnold

  The Nature of Religion
by Stephen Prothero