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Introduction to the Study of Religion

ISBN-10: 041540889X
ISBN-13: 9780415408899
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This look at the study of religion contains a history of the discipline as seen through theological and philosophical eyes, an examination of how people experience religion, and social, cultural, anthropological, political and other perspectives on religion.

Hillary Rodrigues is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Lethbridge.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Defining religion
Religious education and religious studies
Patterns in the study of religion
How Religion Began to be Studied: Traditional Perspectives
Philosophical approaches
Theological approaches
Studying Religion within Communities: Social and Cultural Perspectives
Anthropological approaches
Sociological, political, and economic approaches
How People Experience Religion: Perspectives in the Study of Religious Consciousness and Perception
Phenomenological approaches
Psychological approaches
Judging Religion: Critical Perspectives and Evaluations
Feminist approaches
Popular literature: dispelling religion vs. emphasizing its relevance
Studying Religion in Context: Perspectives and Conclusions
Historical approaches
Comparative approaches
Some concluding theoretical and methodological issues in the study of religion
Select Websites
Chronology of Select Significant Persons and Seminal Texts
Glossary
Index

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