The Future of the Study of Religion: Proceedings of Congress 2000

Synopsis

This volume brings together diverse voices from various fields within religious and theological studies for a conversation about the proper objects, goals, and methods for the study of religion in the twenty-first century. It approaches these questions by way of the most recent contemporary challenges, debates, and developments in the field, and provides a forum in which contending perspectives are tested and contested by their proponents and opponents. Contributors address topics such as: the connection between the normative and the scientific approaches to the study of religion, the meaning of religion in a context of globalization, the relation between religious studies and religious traditions, the viability of comparative and cultural studies of religious phenomena, and the future of gender studies in religion.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Slavica Jakelić
  • Lori Pearson
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Graf
  • Peter Berger
  • Hans G. Kippenberg
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 2004