Quote by Walter A. Jensen : “According to Dr Erich Fromm”

According to [Dr. Erich] Fromm, what motivates so many Believers, regardless of religious affiliation, is the image of the Divine, an image that many Believers try to emulate (e.g. Imitatio Christi). Fromm states that within a humanistic religion, God is the image of man’s [and/or woman’s] higher self, a symbol of what man [or woman] […]

Quote by Walter A. Jensen : “Ritual is a habit andor”

Ritual is a habit and/or a compulsion that at least fulfills one of the following functions: (1) to give worship to a particular divine agent; (2) to invoke remembrance of either a past or future religious event; and/or (3) a pseudo-technology that is used to control or change the believer’s environment.Sociology of religion: A critical […]

Quote by Walter A. Jensen : “The difference between the sacred”

The difference between the sacred — be it an object or religious method — and the profane is self explanatory (Durkheim 1965:52-54), so let us move on to magic, which I define as production without labor.Sociology of religion: A critical primer(2015; 9780970491923; pg.9) – Walter A. Jensen