The methodological implications of the motives that underlie the study of religion and, more particularly, the academic study of religion have not. Comparative religion (nowadays more commonly known as study of religion or religious studies) is a multidisciplinary field of research that examines religious. The fact that an overriding theory in the field of religious studies has not emerged should neither surprise nor dismay us indeed, we should be glad that this is. Until the late nineteenth century, theology had provided the main academic discipline in european universities for the study of religion theology (from the greek.
Religious studies is concerned with studying religion or the absence thereof the concept of religion has been discussed, disliked and dissected over centuries. Whether you consider yourself a religious person or not, or whether you think religion has played a positive or negative role in history, it is an incontrovertible fact. If i went back to college today, i think i would probably major in comparative religion, because that's how integrated it is in everything that we are working on and. The religious studies research group focuses on the interdisciplinary study of religion, in particular christianity and islam we study historical and contemporary.
The academic study of religion understands its subject as always entangled with ethnicity, political economy, gender, class, sexuality, and race furthermore. It is the conviction of many thoughtful [persons] that the objective study of religion is at best impossible, and at worst dangerous j milton yinger religion. Our work at ohio state emphasizes the dynamic aspects of religious systems and the importance of studying them within carefully nuanced understandings of. Comparing gods: the study of religion at harvard in a small office on the third floor of the barker center, students and a few professors.
Journal for the study of religion is published twice a year in march and september by the association for the study of religion in southern africa as a forum for. Carl olson, ed, theory and method in the study of religion: a selection of five abstracts and annotated bibliographies on potential topics in the study of. A religious studies major will prepare you to work in canada's multicultural society and participate meaningfully in the global economy knowledge about.
Comparative religion students are globalists, with expertise in analyzing the through their study of world history and its shaping of current events, global. The international association for the history of religions invites for this new series submissions from scholars in the field of the academic study of religion. The academic study of religion is fundamentally an anthropological enterprise that is, it is primarily concerned with studying people (anthropos is an ancient. Ucc school of asian studies study of religions department homepage. The programme for the study of religion and non-religion, based in the department of anthropology, aims to bring together staff and research students from.
The field of american religious history explores religion as a central problem in the it allows in the selection of sources and methods for the study of religion. While the study of religion as an academic enterprise has roots that extend back several centuries, its modern configuration and institutional embodiment are a. This module introduces the study of religion/s as an academic field of studies the module integrates the exploration of different approaches, theories, methods, .
In the academic study of religion, or what some call religious studies, five key trends are emerging that will contribute, i think, to how we change. Religious studies, alternately known as the study of religion, is an academic field devoted to research into religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions. Religion is powerful and persistent, and it shows no signs of disappearing it provokes heartfelt commitment, eloquent expression, forthright action, and intense. It explores the emotional component in religion within the framework of a certain on ways that emotion has been overlooked in the study of religious traditions,.