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Studying Religion

Russell Mccutcheon

Studying Religion

Russell Mccutcheon

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While many entry level resources concentrate on providing detailed descriptions of the world's religion, this book turns its attention from the data to the analytic skills required of those studying the behaviours and institutions that we commonly name as religions.

- Publisher While many entry level resources concentrate on providing detailed descriptions of the world's religions, Studying Religion: An Introduction turns its attention from the data of religion to the analytic skills required of anyone interested in studying the behaviors and institutions that we commonly name as religions. It shifts the focus from describing the exotic or curious religious "Other" to examining scholarly practice itself, and persuades readers that prior attention to their own habits will assist their efforts to study the habits of others. Although this little book can be used as part of an introductory course (when supplemented by ethnographic materials of the instructor's choosing), and is accessible to interested readers outside the university, it will also be of use in any course in the study of religion. For, despite the topic under study, the same intellectual skills are required to isolate, name, and examine within a comparative context, those collections of human arti

- Publisher

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While many entry level resources concentrate on providing detailed descriptions of the world's religion, this book turns its attention from the data to the analytic skills required of those studying the behaviours and institutions that we commonly name as religions.
- Publisher

While many entry level resources concentrate on providing detailed descriptions of the world's religions, Studying Religion: An Introduction turns its attention from the data of religion to the analytic skills required of anyone interested in studying the behaviors and institutions that we commonly name as religions. It shifts the focus from describing the exotic or curious religious "Other" to examining scholarly practice itself, and persuades readers that prior attention to their own habits will assist their efforts to study the habits of others. Although this little book can be used as part of an introductory course (when supplemented by ethnographic materials of the instructor's choosing), and is accessible to interested readers outside the university, it will also be of use in any course in the study of religion. For, despite the topic under study, the same intellectual skills are required to isolate, name, and examine within a comparative context, those collections of human arti
- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • 1. Definition 2. Description 3. Comparison 4. Explanation

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 254054
  • Product Code 1845530128
  • EAN 9781845530129
  • Pages 320
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Jan 2007
  • Dimensions 235 x 159 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.318kg

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