What Is Religion?: Origins, Definitions, and Explanations

Title

What Is Religion?: Origins, Definitions, and Explanations

Department

Comparative Religion

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

"What is Religion?" consists of fourteen essays written by a selection of scholars who represent a wide spectrum of approaches to the acedamic study of religion. Each of the essays is an effort not only to take stock of the present controversy concerning appropriate methodologies for the study of religion, but also to take one giant step beyond that to formulate a precise definition of religion. Given the considerable confusion today about what it is exactly that religious studies scholars take to be their subject matter when they presume to professionally teach about religion, this volume provides a much needed forum for leading scholars to debate and clarify what professors of religious studies understand as the central object or objects under their scrunity.

ISBN

978-9004110229

Publication Date

10-20-1998

Publisher

Brill

City

Leiden

Disciplines

Religion

Citation for published book

Idinopulos, Wilson, Idinopulos, Thomas A, & Wilson, Brian C. (1998). What is religion? : Origins, definitions, and explanations / edited by Thomas A. Idinopulos and Brian C. Wilson. (Studies in the history of religions. 81).

What Is Religion?: Origins, Definitions, and Explanations

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/237319140

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