Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion Hardback

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Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion

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Comparative Religion is deeply rooted in historical-philological studies, but since the inception of the discipline in the late nineteenth century, a continual development has taken place. Since that time, the discipline has moved into many different areas of the social, humanistic, psychological and biological sciences, and debates on theory and method are as intense as ever. As scholars of religion get to grips with some aspects of the phenomenon in question, new problems arise, and new challenges must be met. At the same time, however, the virtues of the past should not be forgotten, and a double orientation, back and forth, becomes necessary. Rather than pursuing a systematic discussion of how to go about such problems, this volume celebrates the diversity and multi-methodological approaches in comparative religion by including empirical, as well as theoretical, approaches.
The authors, among whom are many of the world's leading scholars, have been asked to contribute essays on the current state of comparative religion, and thanks to their efforts the reader is offered a pathway to exciting, but quite diverse, examples of the discipline, from the well-known to the most recent academic frontiers.

Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in January 2016. The ISBN for Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion is 9781781791394.

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Page last updated 27th July 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (January 2016)
Number of Pages488
Thickness33 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4370738
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