The Study of Religion: An Introduction to Key Ideas and Methods

The Study of Religion: An Introduction to Key Ideas and Methods

by George D. Chryssides, Ron Geaves
     
 

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This updated textbook unravels the complex issues related to methodology and theory in the study of religion. It equips students with the knowledge needed for the academic study of religion, explaining the history of the methodology, including ideas of key theorists, and discusses key issues in the field, such as gender, phenomenology, and the insider/outsider

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This updated textbook unravels the complex issues related to methodology and theory in the study of religion. It equips students with the knowledge needed for the academic study of religion, explaining the history of the methodology, including ideas of key theorists, and discusses key issues in the field, such as gender, phenomenology, and the insider/outsider discourse.

Updated throughout, additional material includes:
-New chapter on colonialism and post-colonialism
-New chapter on insider/outsider discourse
-Coverage of ‘cyber-religion' and the internet as a research tool in religious studies

Study and classroom features in each chapter include:
-Chapter outlines
-Case studies
-Boxed key concepts
-Discussion questions
-Chapter bibliographies

The text is illustrated throughout with 35 images, and extra resources can be found online, including additional coverage of 'levels of religion'.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“The book's outstanding introductory chapter provides a gateway for discussing the various dimensions of the study of religion. Overall, The Study of Religion 2nd edition is an excellent resource and contribution to the field.” —Stuart Sarbacker, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Oregon State University, USA
Stuart Sarbacker

The book's outstanding introductory chapter provides a gateway for discussing the various dimensions of the study of religion. Overall, The Study of Religion 2nd edition is an excellent resource and contribution to the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780937007
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/30/2014
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

George D. Chryssides is Honorary Research Fellow in Contemporary Religion at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Ron Geaves is Professor of the Comparative Study of Religion at Liverpool Hope University, UK.

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