Автор: Editor: Gregory D. Alles
Название: Religious Studies: A Global View
Издательство: Taylor & Francis
Размер: 2,4 mb
Religious Studies: A Global View is the first book of its kind to survey the field of Religious Studies from a global perspective. In ten chapters focusing on specific geographic regions, a team of international contributors explore the work that is being done in religious studies around the world. They particularly focus on the work done in the last fifty years, and invite readers to rethink their conceptions of what that study involves: its history, structures, leading figures and key issues. Regions discussed include: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North Africa and West Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Continental East Asia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, North America, and Latin America.
Key topics and themes discussed include the emergence of a global community of Religion scholars, the influence of technology, the history and institutionalization of the discipline, objects, methods and theories in the study of religion, and the demarcation of the field. Religious Studies: A Global View challenges the assumption that serious thinking about religion is solely a Western undertaking and aims to foster global cooperation in the study of religions. It is the ideal resource for students, researchers, lecturers and teachers interested in how the field of Religious Studies is developing in contemporary academia.