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Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion, The
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ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION, THE

PAPERBACK BY HINNELLS, JOHN

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ISBN
9780415473286
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ROUTLEDGE
 
 
EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
624 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
04 SEP 2009

DESCRIPTION

The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion is a major resource for courses in Religious Studies. It begins by explaining the most important methodological approaches to religion, including psychology, philosophy, anthropology and comparative study, before moving on to explore a wide variety of critical issues, such as gender, science, fundamentalism, ritual, and new religious movements. Written by renowned international specialists, this new edition: * includes eight new chapters, including post-structuralism, religion and economics, religion and the environment, religion and popular culture, and sacred space * surveys the history of religious studies and the key disciplinary approaches * explains why the study of religion is relevant in today's world * highlights contemporary issues such as globalization, diaspora and politics * includes annotated reading lists, a glossary and summaries of key points to assist student learning.

CONTENTS

1. Why Study Religions? John R. Hinnells 2. The Study of Religion in Historical Perspective Eric J. Sharpe 3. The Study of Religions: The Last 50 Years Gregory Alles 4. Religious History John Wolffe Part 1: Key Approaches to the Study of Religions 5. Theories of Religion Robert A. Segal 6. Theology David F. Ford 7. Philosophy of Religion Chad Meister 8. Religious Studies Donald Wiebe 9. Sociology of Religion Martin Riesebrodt and Mary Ellen Konieczny 10. Anthropology of Religion Rosalind I. J. Hackett 11. Psychology of Religion Dan Merkur 12. Phenomenology of Religion Douglas Allen 13. Comparative Religion William E. Paden Part 2: Key Topics in the Study of Religions 14. Gender Darlene M. Juschka 15. Insider/Outsider Perspectives Kim Knott 16. Post-structuralism and the Study of Religion Jeremy Carrette 17. Orientalism and the Study of Religions Richard King 18. Secularization Judith Fox