The Politics of Religious Studies Paperback

The Continuing Conflict with Theology in the Academy

by Donald Wiebe;

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The Politics of Religious Studies

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In The Politics of Religious Studies , Donald Wiebe takes on a debate that has been raging in universities across North America and Europe for some years now. The issue is whether to approach religion as a science, free from the dissemination of beliefs and evangelizing, or to study it as a form of faith and therefore draw lines between believers and nonbelievers. Wiebe persuasively argues the former, claiming that if taught in a university religion must be treated as a science, with all the objectivity and research that are brought to other subjects. He further maintains that the study of theology should take place in seminaries, which are the proper places for the pursuit of religion as a creed. Exploring the true meaning and role of an academic, Wiebe shows how by propagating religion, instructors are abandoning their academic task to 'explain everything and enjoin nothing'.

The Politics of Religious Studies by Donald Wiebe was published by Palgrave MacMillan in December 2000. The ISBN for The Politics of Religious Studies is 9780312238889.

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Details for The Politics of Religious Studies

Page last updated 21st March 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherPalgrave MacMillan (December 2000)
Edition1999 ed.
Number of Pages352
Thickness23 mm
Height210 mm
Width141 mm
Product Code4450325
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