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

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

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

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.
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