Religious Studies Paperback
The Making of a Discipline
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To assess the many points of view in this mature but diffuse discipline, Capps uses the idea that four basic or fundamental questions and three enduring interests have given formal structure to the study of religion:
the essence of religion
the origin of religion
descriptions of religion
the function of religion
the language of religion
comparisons of religion
the future of religious studies
In this way Capps relates the chief insights and theories of philosophy, anthropology, phenomenology, sociology, and theology of religion, and spotlights theories from Immanuel Kant to Mircea Eliade.
His valuable text:
unites in a single narrative and conceptual framework the major methodological proposals for the academic study of religion
treats all the major theorists in their respective disciplines, schools of thought, and intellectual movements
treats the whole discipline as a dynamic and evolving tradition.
Religious Studies constitutes not only an erudite introduction to the field, exhibiting vast scholarship and careful assessment, but also a bold synthetic proposal for its future.
Religious Studies by Capps was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers in January 1959 and is our 54365th best seller. The ISBN for Religious Studies is 9780800625351.
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Details for Religious Studies
|Author / Artist||Capps|
|Publisher||Augsburg Fortress Publishers (January 1959)|
|Number of Pages||400|
|Page last updated||19th December 2015|