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Studying Religion An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 1845530128

ISBN-13: 9781845530129

Edition: 2008

Authors: Russell T. McCutcheon

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While many entry level resources concentrate on providing detailed descriptions of the world's religions, Studying Religion: An Introduction turns its attention from the data of religion to the analytic skills required of anyone interested in studying the behaviors and institutions that we commonly name as religions. It shifts the focus from describing the exotic or curious religious Other to examining scholarly practice itself, and persuades readers that prior attention to their own habits will assist their efforts to study the habits of others. Although this little book can be used as part of an introductory course (when supplemented by ethnographic materials of the instructor's…    
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction: What is the Study of Religion?
What's in a Name?
The History of 'Religion'
The Essentials of Religion
The Functions of Religion
The Public Discourse on Religion
Religion and the Insider/Outsider Problem
The Resemblance among Religions
Religion and Classification
Afterword: The Necessary Lie: Duplicity in the Disciplines