Higher Education

Theory and Method in the Study of Religion: Theoretical and Critical Readings, 1st Edition

  • Carl Olson Allegheny College
  • ISBN-10: 0534534740  |  ISBN-13: 9780534534745
  • 496 Pages
  • © 2003 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.50



This anthology provides students with a useful collection of theoretical essays concerning the nature of religion and the methodological means by which scholars analytically approach the subject. Organized in a point/counterpoint fashion, this volume will foster in-class discussion and the honing of a student's own critical perspectives.

Table of Contents

1. Religious Studies as an Academic Discipline.
2. Questions for the Origin of Religion.
3. Phenomenology and the Science of Religion.
4. History of Religions.
5. Sociology of Religion.
6. Anthropology.
7. Psychology of Religion.
8. Ecological/Biological Approaches to the Study of Religion.
9. Feminist Perspectives on Religion.
10. Poststructural/Postmodern Approaches to Religion.