The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion / Edition 1

The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion / Edition 1

by Robert A. Segal
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The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631232162
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/13/2006
Series: Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Series , #43
Edition description: REV
Pages: 492
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(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.


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