The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion / Edition 1
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The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion / Edition 1

by Robert A. Segal
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405185988

ISBN-13: 9781405185981

Pub. Date: 10/14/2008

Publisher: Wiley

This prestigious Companion offers the most comprehensive survey to date of the study of religion. Featuring a team of international contributors, and edited by one of the most widely respected scholars in the field, The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion provides an interdisciplinary and authoritative guide to the subject.

Overview

This prestigious Companion offers the most comprehensive survey to date of the study of religion. Featuring a team of international contributors, and edited by one of the most widely respected scholars in the field, The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion provides an interdisciplinary and authoritative guide to the subject.

  • Examines the main approaches to the study of religion: anthropology, the comparative method, economics, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology.
  • Also covers a diverse range of topical issues, such as the body, fundamentalism, magic, and new religious movements
  • Consists of 24 essays written by an outstanding team of international scholars
  • Reviews, within each chapter, an outline of a particular subfield and traces its development up to the present day
  • Debates how the discipline may look in the future
  • Represents all the major issues, methods and positions in the field

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405185981
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Series , #45
Edition description:
New
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Introduction: Robert A. Segal.

Part I: Approaches.

1. Anthropology of Religion: Fiona Bowie(University of Bristol).

2. The Comparative Method: Paul Roscoe(University of Maine).

3. An Economics of Religion: Rodney Stark (University of Washington).

4. Literature and Religion: Stephen Prickett (Baylor University).

5. Phenomenology of Religion: Thomas Ryba (Purdue University).

6. Philosophy of Religion: Charles Taliaferro (St Olaf College).

7. Psychology of Religion: Roderick Main (University of Essex).

8. Sociology of Religion: Grace Davie (University of Exeter).

9. Theology: Ian Markham (Hartford Seminary).

Part II: Topics.

10. Body: Richard H. Roberts (Stirling University).

11. Death and Afterlife: Douglas J. Davies (University of Durham).

12. Ethics: G. Scott Davis (University of Richmond).

13. Fundamentalism: Henry Munson (University of Maine).

14. Heaven and Hell: Jeffrey Burton Russell (University of California at Santa Barbara).

15. Holy Men/Holy Women: Lawrence S. Cunningham (University of Notre Dame).

16. Magic: Gustavo Benavides (Villanova University).

17. Modernity and Postmodernity: Colin Campbell (University of York).

18. Mysticism: Jeffrey J. Kripal (Rice University).

19. Myth: Robert A. Segal (University of Aberdeen).

20. Nationalism and Religion: Mark Juergensmeyer (University of California at Santa Barbara).

21. New Religious Movements: Lorne L. Dawson (University of Waterloo).

22. Pilgrimage: Simon Coleman (University of Durham).

23. Ritual: Catherine Bell (Santa Clara University).

24. Secularization: Steve Bruce (University of Aberdeen).

Consolidated Bibliography.

Index

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