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The Ontology of Gods

An Account of Enchantment, Disenchantment, and Re-Enchantment

  • Jibu Mathew George

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 105-117

About this book

Introduction

This volume offers a novel philosophical thesis on the ontology of religion, and proposes a new conceptual repertoire to deal with supernatural religion.  Jibu Mathew George offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the source and dynamics of religious ideation upon which belief and faith are based, at the fundamental levels of human reasoning. Using Max Weber’s concept of  “Disenchantment of the World” as a point of departure,  this book endeavors to provide a pioneering philosophical and psychological understanding of the nature of enchantment, disenchantment, and possible re-enchantments as they pertain to the occidental cultural history in Weberian retrospect.

Keywords

Disenchantment Reenchantment Religious ideation Max Weber Entzauberung God-signifier Disenchantment of the World occidental cultural history Weberian supernatural symbolic ideation

Authors and affiliations

  • Jibu Mathew George
    • 1
  1. 1.English and Foreign Languages University HyderabadIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52359-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52358-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52359-0
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