The German sociologist and philosopher Georg Simmel wrote a number of essays that deal directly with religion as a fundamental process in human life. These essays set forth Simmel's mature reflections on religion and its relation to modernity, personality, art, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and science. They also include his views on methods in the study of religion and his thoughts on achieving a broader perspective on religion. Originally published between 1898 and 1918, during the last 20 years of Simmel's life, the essays are collected here in English for the first time. The essays provide a picture of the development of the characteristic doctrines of Simmel's thought as applied to religion, based on phenomenological analysis of human experience that emphasises the subjective dimensions of life. The collection shows that Simmel was interested less in the forms that religions take than in what he calls a "particular spiritual quality" or "attitude of the soul" - a feeling of religiousness that precedes the forms of religion and may later by projected onto them. Viewing religion as primarily a quality of social relationships that can be analyzed in various contexts, Simmel makes a contribution to the sociological analysis of religion, as well as offering insights for scientific consideration.
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