Bruce Lincoln's Meaning Of Religion

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I believe that Bruce Lincoln’s true intentions in writing this book was to educate us from a stand point that was not really an important subject in our current political moment and that is through religion. Lincoln goes on to explain how religion is practiced through two approaches, one being the Maximalist and the other being Minimalist approach. In order for us to comprehend the meaning of religion through Lincoln’s point of view he identifies what he believes to be the main components into four different parts. Those parts consist of Discourse, Practice, Community, and Institution. Lincoln explains to us that differences in the extent to which the religious is imbricated with, or penetrates and controls other aspects of culture, often
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