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Why Study Religion?

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:Why Studying Religion Matters in a Pluralistic Context This brief primer explains why Christian students should study religion, how they should go about it, and why it is important in our contemporary, pluralistic context. Senior religion scholar Terry...


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:Why Studying Religion Matters in a Pluralistic Context

This brief primer explains why Christian students should study religion, how they should go about it, and why it is important in our contemporary, pluralistic context. Senior religion scholar Terry Muck introduces the discipline and explains how it can be approached by Christian students. He explores the contemporary significance of studying religion in a complex, multicultural world and concludes by addressing the skills students must bring to the study of religion in the twenty-first century. Written in accessible prose suitable for undergraduates, this introduction can be used to supplement any standard religion textbook.

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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 447071
  • Product Code 9780801049958
  • ISBN 0801049954
  • EAN 9780801049958
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Jun 2016
  • Sales Rank 59774
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 13mm
  • Weight 0.269kg

Terry C Muck

Terry Muck (PhD, Northwestern University) is professor of missions and world religions at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of nine books, including Ministry and Theology in Global Perspective: Contemporary Challenges for the Church, The Mysterious Beyond: A Basic Guide to Studying Religion, Those Other Religions in Your Neighborhood: Loving Your Neighbor When You Don't Know How and Christians Talk About Buddhist Meditation, Buddhists Talk About Christian Prayer.

  • :<b>contents<br><br></b>study Aids<br>introduction<br><b>part 1: Why?<br></b>1. The Study Of Religion<br>2. The Student Of Religion<br><b>part 2: Why Now?<br></b>3. Changing Societies: <i>radical Differentiation<br></i>4. Complex Individuals: <i>hybrid Personalities<br></i>5. Clashing Religions: <i>contestation, Consilience, Confession<br></i><b>part 3: How?<br></b>6. The Scholarly Skills: <i>studying Texts, Collecting Ethnographic Data, Comparing And Contrasting<br></i>7. Perspectival Objectivity: <i>from Premodern To Modern To Postmodern<br></i>8. New Trajectories For The Study Of Religion<br>conclusion<br>appendix 1: Classic Books In The Study Of Religion<br>appendix 2: Classic Essays In The Study Of Religion<br>appendix 3: Categorizing Religious Traditions: <i>an Assignment<br></i>appendix 4: Twelve Guidelines For The Study Of Religion<br>index

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