Turning Points in Religious Studies Hardback

Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Parrinder

by King, Ursula

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Turning Points in Religious Studies

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Religious Studies was first introduced as a new discipline in universities and colleges around the world in the 1960s. This discipline brought about a reorientation of the study of religion, created new perspectives and influenced all sectors of education. The essays presented in this volume provide a clear and comprehensive overview of the history of Religious Studies as an academic discipline, the turning points it faces and the directions it might take in the future. The work is organised in three sections. The first presents a succinct case study of the historical development of Religious Studies in Britain. The second considers the development of Religious Studies throughout the world in its major constituents, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, 'traditional' African religions, Christianity, Islam and new religious movements in Africa, the study of truth and dialogue in religion, science and the rediscovery of religious experience, mysticism. The third section looks to developments in Religious Studies, in particular at religion in relation to the arts, gender, information technology and to Religious Studies in a global perspective.

Turning Points in Religious Studies was published by Bloomsbury 3PL in October 2016. The ISBN for Turning Points in Religious Studies is 9781474281133.

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Details for Turning Points in Religious Studies

Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury 3PL (October 2016)
Number of Pages352
Thickness21 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4493795
Page last updated 1st September 2018
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