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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780938400
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/30/2014
Edition description: 2nd Revised ed.
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Website
Introduction
1. Tools of the Trade
2. Methodology in Religious Studies
3. Insiders and Outsiders
4. Does Size Matter?
5. Key Figures in the Study of Religion
6. Phenomenology and its Critics
7. Colonialism and Post-colonialism in the Study of Religion
8. Authenticity and Diversity
9. Fieldwork in the Study of Religion
10. Religion and Gender
11. The Question of Truth
12. The Internet as a Resource in the Study of Religion
Bibliography
Index

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