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Studying Religion: An Introduction Through Cases

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This clear, reader-friendly text introduces students to the academic study of religion and to the "outsider" perspective used in the discipline of religious studies. The goal of Studying Religion is to teach students how to approach religious studies from an academic perspective.

Table of Contents

PART I. Preliminaries 1. Thinking about Being a Student of Religion Insider's and Outsider's Perspectives Qualities Worth Having Openness Honesty Critical Intelligence Careful Observing, Reading, and Listening Critical Tolerance Why Study Religion? Plan of the Book Summary Explorations Suggestions for Further Reading Some Internet Sources 2. The Field of Religious Studies A Simple Map of the Field Understanding and Explaining Goals and Methods Description Interpretation Explanation Evaluation Summary Explorations Suggestions for Further Reading Some Internet Sources 3. On Defining Religion Marks of a Good Definition Usefulness Precision Freedom from Bias Two Definitions Superstition, Magic, and Religion Toward a Working Definition Summary Explorations Suggestions for Further Reading Some Internet Sources PART II. Liminaries 4. Sacred Power Two Case Studies Dao (Tao) Anselm on God Comparison Forms of Sacred Power Spirits, Ancestors, and Totems Goddesses and Gods (and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767422277
Subtitle:
An Introduction Through Cases
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Author:
Kessler Gary
Author:
Kessler, Gary E.
Author:
Kessler, Gary
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
General Religion
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 26
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.30x6.32x.69 in. 1.20 lbs.

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