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A Guide to Writing Academic Essays in Religious Studies

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The difference between religious studies and the study of religion is a difficult area for students and instructors to navigate. This indispensable guide on how to write academic essays pertaining to religion seeks to ease the transition for students in...


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The difference between religious studies and the study of religion is a difficult area for students and instructors to navigate. This indispensable guide on how to write academic essays pertaining to religion seeks to ease the transition for students in this subject. The books covers topics such as developing a thesis, rewriting and proofreading, and theoretical and methodological assumptions. >
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One of the greatest challenges for instructors in religious studies is the task of explaining why, in colleges and universities, the truth claims of religions are not accepted or even investigated, but instead a disinterested, secular approach is taken.


Most instructors prefer not to address the issue directly, leaving their students to work out for themselves the difference between religious studies and the study of religion. Those who remain confused inevitably submit essays that reveal more about their religious upbringing than their ability to analyze a phenomenon objectively.


A Guide to Writing Academic Essays in Religious Studieseases the transition for undergraduate students by explaining what they need to know about writing research essays pertaining to religion. Topics include methodological and theoretical presuppositions of religious studies, types of research essays, locating appropriate scholarly literature, developing a thesis, the essentials of essay form and content, quotations, forms of documentation, avoiding plagiarism, gender-inclusive language, layout, style, conciseness, rewriting and proofreading, approaching ancient texts, and how to recognize and avoid bad scholarship.


This guide is indispensable for students new to religious studies.



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Scott Brown

U.S. Senator Scott Brown was elected by the people of Maý U.S. Senator Scott Brown was elected by the people of Massachusetts on January 19, 2010, to fill the term of the latssachusetts on January 19, 2010, to fill the term of the late senator Ted Kennedy. He lives in Wrentham, Massachusetts, e senator Ted Kennedy. He lives in Wrentham, Massachusetts, with his wife, Gail, and they have two daughters, Ayla and Awith his wife, Gail, and they have two daughters, Ayla and Arianna. rianna.

  • What Is An Academic Essay?; Presuppositions; Theoretical And Methodological Assumptions; Assumptions Concerning Background Knowledge; How Is An Essay Evaluated?; Content; Form; Some Reflections On How To Write An Essay; When To Start.

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