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The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion (Routledge Religion Companions)

 
 
 
 
The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion (Routledge Religion Companions)
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780415473286
ISBN 10: 415473284
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2009-10-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 624
List Price: $64.95
 
 

The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion is a major resource for courses in Religious Studies. It begins by explaining the most important methodological approaches to religion, including psychology, philosophy, anthropology and comparative study, before moving on to explore a wide variety of critical issues, such as gender, science, fundamentalism, ritual, and new religious movements. Written by renowned international specialists, this new edition:


  • includes eight new chapters, including post-structuralism, religion and economics, religion and the environment, religion and popular culture, and sacred space

  • surveys the history of religious studies and the key disciplinary approaches

  • explains why the study of religion is relevant in today’s world

  • highlights contemporary issues such as globalization, diaspora and politics

  • includes annotated reading lists, a glossary and summaries of key points to assist student learning.