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Strenski, Ivan

Overview
Works: 29 works in 205 publications in 4 languages and 8,352 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Ivan Strenski
Durkheim and the Jews of France by Ivan Strenski( )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 2,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivan Strenski debunks the common notion that there is anything "essentially" Jewish in Durkheim's work. Seeking the Durkheim inside the real world of Jews in France rather than the imagined Jewishness inside Durkheim himself, Strenski adopts a Durkheimian approach to understanding Durkheim's thought. In so doing he shows for the first time that Durkheim's sociology (especially his sociology of religion) took form in relation to the Jewish intellectual life of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century France. Strenski begins each chapter by weighing particular claims (some anti-Sem
Theology and the first theory of sacrifice / by Ivan Strenski by Ivan Strenski( )

16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are social scientific theories and confessional theologies of sacrifice equally well suited as public discourse about religion? In this work, the French liberal Protestant theologians of the 5th Section of the Ecole Pratique and the French doyen of sociology, discuss the approach to sacrifice
Four theories of myth in twentieth-century history : Cassirer, Eliade, Lévi-Strauss, and Malinowski by Ivan Strenski( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malinowski and the work of myth by Ivan Strenski( )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942) was a wide-ranging thinker whose ideas affected almost every branch of the social sciences. And nowhere is this impact more evident or more persistent than on the study of myth, ritual, and religion. He articulated as never before or since a program of seeing myths as part of the functional, pragmatic, or performed dimension of culture--that is, as part of activities that did certain tasks for particular human communities. Spanning his entire career, this anthology brings together for the first time the important texts from his work on myth. Ivan Strenski's
Thinking about religion : an historical introduction to theories of religion by Ivan Strenski( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Engaging with leading figures from the history of anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology, the author traces the study of religion back to the sixteenth century. He reveals how the discipline evolved in response to great cultural conflicts and major historical events, such as the discovery of prehistoric cultures in the caves and ruins of Neolithic Europe and the colonial encounter with the "higher" civilizations of India and China. He also examines the influence of inner experience, tackling issues such as human survival and wish-fulfillment."--Jacket
Why politics can't be freed from religion by Ivan Strenski( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Religion. Power. Politics. Ideas and institutions that have been laden with a baggage of meanings picked up through the course of history - and which, unfairly or not, are often defined by these historic and social contexts. In this book, Ivan Strenski unpacks the central concepts and influences of religion, politics and power, and provides a new theoretical framework to think about what they mean in today's society. In addition to offering radical critiques of the religious and political perspectives of thinkers such as Talal Asad and Michel Foucault, Strenski moves beyond the theory in applying his intellectual framework to a variety of real-world issues, including insights into suicide bombers in the Middle East."--Jacket
Understanding theories of religion by Ivan Strenski( )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

6 The Religion of the Bible EvolvesThe Religion of the Bible and Its Problems; The Great Renown and Short Heretical Life of William Robertson Smith; Abdullah Effendi Smith of Arabia; Robertson Smith's "Arabian Revolution" in the Study of Religion; Robertson Smith and Higher Criticism: Wellhausen, Comparison, and Context; Smith's Lectures on the Religion of the Semites; Robertson Smith Can Still Teach Us a Lot; References; Further Reading; 7 Setting the Eternal Templates of Salvation; The Long Life and Great Renown of Sir James Frazer; How Did We Get from "There" to "Here" ... Again?
Malinowski and the work of myth by Bronislaw Malinowski( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942) was a wide-ranging thinker whose ideas affected almost every branch of the social sciences. And nowhere is this impact more evident or more persistent than on the study of myth, ritual, and religion. He articulated as never before or since a program of seeing myths as part of the functional, pragmatic, or performed dimension of culture--that is, as part of activities that did certain tasks for particular human communities. Spanning his entire career, this anthology brings together for the first time the important texts from his work on myth. Ivan Strenski's introduction places Malinowski in his intellectual world and traces his evolving conception of mythology. As Strenski points out, Malinowski was a pioneer in applying the lessons of psychoanalysis to the study of culture, while at the same time he attempted to correct the generalizations of psychoanalysis with the cross-cultural researches of ethnology. With his growing interest in psychoanalysis came a conviction that myths performed essential cultural tasks in "chartering" all sort of human institutions and practices. Originally published in 1992
Contesting sacrifice : religion, nationalism, and social thought in France by Ivan Strenski( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contesting Sacrifice traces the politics and theology of sacrifice in France. Ivan Strenski contends that debates over sacrifice among Catholics, Protestants, and Free Thinkers were pivotal to some of the most profound crises in French history. The idea of sacrifice, he shows, was an exposed nerve of French political culture: a constant irritant, too important to ignore, too fearsome to think away, and thus constantly pondered by French thinkers of different ideological persuasions."--Jacket
Religion in relation : method, application, and moral location by Ivan Strenski( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of 11 essays the author outlines a programme of integrative, contextualized studies of religion. A number of different themes are included in these modern studies of religion
Dumont on religion : difference, comparison, transgression by Ivan Strenski( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unlike the recent volumes published on Dumont's work aimed at social anthropologists, this volume identifies kernel ideas of particular interest for the study of religion. Thus, while acknowledging Dumont's technical contribution to kinship studies or his part in the debates over the intricacies of structural theory or his apparent attempts to link idealism and empiricism, this volume focuses on subjects of particular interest to students and scholars of religion: concepts such as sacred and profane, pure and impure, transcendence, values, ideology, hierarchy, and cross cultural comparison. Attention is also paid to the ethical implications of Dumont's ideas, especially his preference for hierarchy in social arrangements."--Jacket
The new Durkheim by Ivan Strenski( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emile Durkheim by Ivan Strenski( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besides classic Durkheimian subjects such as religion, social solidarity and suicide, these studies bring to light Durkheim's intellectual inquiry into political theory, comparative ethnology, social reconstruction, questions of civil society and his articulation of an updated individualism in conversation with Marx, Hegel, and others
Falsifying deep structures by Ivan Strenski( )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theology and the First Theory of Sacrifice by Ivan Strenski( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Religion in relation : method, application, and moral location by Ivan Strenski( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Er shi shi ji de si zhong shen hua li lun : Ka xi er, yi li ya de, lie wei - si te lao si yu ma lin nuo fu si ji by Ivan Strenski( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong ba zhang , nei rong bao kuo dao yan : ling ren kun huo de " shen hua ", en si te . ka xi er : zheng zhi shen hua yu yuan shi xian shi , bu lao ni si la fu . ma lin nuo fu si ji deng
Emile Durkheim, Henri Hubert et le discours des modernistes religieux sur le symbolisme by Ivan Strenski( )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methodology and myths with special reference to Claude Levi-Strauss and Mircea Eliade by Ivan Strenski( )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representation in sacrificial rites by Ivan Strenski( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Durkheim and the Jews of France
Alternative Names
스트렌스키, 이반

Languages
English (189)

French (2)

Chinese (1)

Italian (1)

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Theology and the first theory of sacrifice / by Ivan StrenskiThinking about religion : an historical introduction to theories of religionWhy politics can't be freed from religionMalinowski and the work of mythContesting sacrifice : religion, nationalism, and social thought in FranceDumont on religion : difference, comparison, transgressionThe new DurkheimEmile DurkheimTheology and the First Theory of Sacrifice