This 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 a truly interdisciplinary and authoritative guide to its subject. The volume:
- Examines the main approaches to the study of religion: anthropological, economic, literary, philosophical, psychological, sociological, and theological;
- Covers a range of specific topics, such as the body, fundamentalism, magic, and new religious movements;
- Reviews, within each chapter, the key issues and debates;
- Provides a bibliographical guide to the main literature on each subject.
The quality and the coverage ensure that this Companion will be the definitive reference work for students and scholars alike.
|Series:||Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Series , #43|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(d)|
Table of Contents
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).