Religious Studies: The Making of a Discipline

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Fortress Press, 1995 - 368 sider
Since its inception almost 200 years ago, the study of religion has informed, enlightened, provoked, and challenged our notions of humanity's deepest beliefs and longings. Now Walter Capps, nationally recognized for the quality and depth of his teaching, has written the first full-scale introduction to the history and methods of religious studies. To assess the many points of view in this mature but diffuse discipline. Capps uses the idea that four basic of 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 and, 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 theorists 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.
 

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THE ESSENCE OF RELIGION
1
THE ORIGIN OF RELIGION
53
THE DESCRIPTION OF RELIGION
105
THE FUNCTION OF RELIGION
157
THE LANGUAGE OF RELIGION
209
THE COMPARISON OF RELIGIONS
267
THE FUTURE OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES
331
BIBLIOGRAPHY
349
INDEX
361
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