Archaeology and World Religion / Edition 1

Archaeology and World Religion / Edition 1

by Timothy Insoll
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415221552

ISBN-13: 9780415221559

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Archaeology and World Religion is an important new work, being the first to examine these two vast topics together. The volume explores the relationship between, and the contribution archaeology can make to the study of 'World Religions'.
The contributors consider a number of questions:
* can religious (sacred) texts be treated as historical

Overview

Archaeology and World Religion is an important new work, being the first to examine these two vast topics together. The volume explores the relationship between, and the contribution archaeology can make to the study of 'World Religions'.
The contributors consider a number of questions:
* can religious (sacred) texts be treated as historical documents, or do they merit special treatment?
* Does archaeology with its emphasis on material culture dispel notions of the ideal/divine?
* Does the study of archaeology and religion lead to differing interpretations of the same event?
* In what ways does the notion of a uniform religious identity exist and is this recognisable in the archaeological record?
Clearly written and up-to-date, this volume will be an indispensable research tool for academics and specialists in these fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415221559
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors 1. Introduction: The Archaeology of World Religion, Timothy Insoll 2. The Archaeology of Hinduism, Dilip Chakrabarti 3. The Archeology of Buddhism, Robin Coningham 4. The Archaeology of Judaism, Rachel Hachlili 5. The Archaeology of Islam, Timothy Insoll 6. The Archaeology of Christianity, Paul Lane 7. Ethics and the Archaeology of World Religion, Anders Bergquist 8. Gender in the Archaeology of World Religion?, Racehl MacLean 9. Death, Being, and Time: The Historical Context of the World Religions, Mike Parker Pearson

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