Introduction to the Study of Religion

ISBN-10: 041540889X

ISBN-13: 9780415408899

Edition: 2008

Authors: Hillary Rodrigues, Rodrigues, John S. Harding

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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.
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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

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

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
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