The Craft of Religious Studies

The Craft of Religious Studies

Taken together, these essays represent the variety of research methods and interpretive rigor mature scholars bring to the task of examining religious phenomena, religious actions, religious movements, and religious ideas.

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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312238878

Category: Philosophy

Page: 335

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Unlike other humanistic disciplines, the academic study of religion must contend with a phenomenon that touches every dimension of human experience. For scholars so engaged, the study of religion often becomes a cross-cultural as well as a necessarily interdisciplinary endeavor. In this collection of original essays, Jon R. Stone has brought together the intellectual autobiographies of fourteen senior scholars - all with national or international reputations in their respective fields - each of whom reflects upon his or her own theoretical assumptions and methodological approaches to the study of religion. Taken together, these essays represent the variety of research methods and interpretive rigor mature scholars bring to the task of examining religious phenomena, religious actions, religious movements, and religious ideas.
Categories: Philosophy

The Craft of Religious Studies

The Craft of Religious Studies

From 1993 to 1997, he served as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Center for the Study of Religion and sometime Lecturer in the Religious Studies Department and the English Writing Program at the University of California, ...

Author: NA NA

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349632145

Category: Philosophy

Page: 335

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Unlike other humanistic disciplines, the academic study of religion must contend with a phenomenon that touches every dimension of human experience. For scholars so engaged, the study of religion often becomes a cross-cultural as well as a necessarily interdisciplinary endeavor. In this collection of original essays, Jon R. Stone has brought together the intellectual autobiographies of fourteen senior scholars - all with national or international reputations in their respective fields - each of whom reflects upon his or her own theoretical assumptions and methodological approaches to the study of religion. Taken together, these essays represent the variety of research methods and interpretive rigor mature scholars bring to the task of examining religious phenomena, religious actions, religious movements, and religious ideas.
Categories: Philosophy

The Craft of Innovative Theology

The Craft of Innovative Theology

0.6697 in 7 x 10 in EDITED BY KNIGHT MARKHAM The Craft of Innovative Theology: Argument and Process is a comprehensive and accessible guide to preparing and writing creative, research-oriented material in theology.

Author: John Allan Knight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119601555

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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There are plenty of books that focus on content, but fewer focus on method. There are plenty of books that provide the 101 way in to theological method, but none are aimed at the student who wants to do a thesis or project. This is the text that teaches the student how to write elegant, creative, theological research orientated articles. A group of distinguished scholars have collaborated to provide models of creative writing. Topics are fascinating from theodicy and evolution to Artificial Intelligence and Baptism. Each article is introduced by the editors, which helps the student appreciate the achievement. Each article is annotated so you can appreciate the methodology and style at work. Students will be shown why this is original and distinctive and to note the literature on which the argument is built. Like the audio tour in a great Art Museum, this book teaches you how to “see” and to “appreciate” good theological writing. The goal is a research methods textbook that helps the student to move to the next level in research writing.
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Religious Studies

Religious Studies

HE STUDY OF RELIGIONS, ALSO REFERRED TO AS religious studies in this chapter, has emerged as an important academic ... Furthermore, some surveys of scholars who have mastered the craft of religious studies (Stone 1998) do not include ...

Author: Gregory D. Alles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134152711

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Drawing on recent developments in the comparative study of religion, this book explores the trends of the past sixty years from a global perspective. Each of the ten chapters covers the study of religion in a different region of the world, from Europe and the Americas to Asia and the Far East. Topics covered include: local background to the study of religions formation of religious studies in the region important thinkers and writings institutions interregional diversity and interregional connections emerging issues. This book is a major contribution to the field of religious studies and a valuable reference for scholars, researchers and graduate students.
Categories: Religion

The Craft of Ritual Studies

The Craft of Ritual Studies

Religion 29 (1999): 261–273. ———. Marrying and Burying: Rites of Passage in a Man's Life. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1995. ——— . “Negotiating Religious Life Histories in North American Religious Studies.” International Journal of Practical ...

Author: Ronald L. Grimes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195301434

Category: Religion

Page: 414

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Readership: Students and scholars of ritual studies, religious studies, anthropology
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The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion

The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion

William Closson James, and Daniel Fraikin (eds), 1992 Religious Studies in Ontario: A State-of-the- Art Review, Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Reuben, Julie, 1996 The Makingof the Modern University: Intellectual ...

Author: John Hinnells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135252861

Category: Religion

Page: 624

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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.
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Religious Studies in Ontario

Religious Studies in Ontario

A State-of-the-Art Review Harold Remus, Daniel Fraikin, William Closson James. 12.11 Students — and Professors Considerable attention has been devoted to students in this study (chaps. 4 and 9.4). We reported on satisfactions and ...

Author: Harold Remus

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889206366

Category: Religion

Page: 440

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Most Ontario universities were established by Christian denominations; a Christian ethos was assumed and pervasive, and students were required to take courses designed to teach and inculcate religion. This insightful and comprehensive study demonstrates how, as Ontario society became secularized and pluralistic, so too did universities. Today, religion is again studies in university classrooms but as “religious studies,” a relatively new field that reflects the religiously pluralistic nature of Ontario and the world-wide explosion of knowledge. This authoritative volume will be of interest to students of religion in and outside academic circles, to adminstratots of academic institutions and granting agencies and to persons wanting to know more about the social and cultural changes that have transformed Ontario and Canadian society.
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Whatever Happened to Religious Education

Whatever Happened to Religious Education

These were a survey of young people aged 16-25 carried out the by the research department of Odhams Press in 1962 , a survey of parents by the ICE in 1964 and a survey by ... Ed , Jon Stone , The Craft of Religious Studies , 1998 , ch .

Author: Penny Thompson

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 0718830393

Category: Education

Page: 192

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In this book, Penny Thompson discusses the place of Christianity in Religious Education from 1963. She explores the reasons why the committed teaching of the Christian faith has been slowly undermined, and aims to show that the current state of both theory and practice is incoherent and unsustainable. Her arguments explore the debates and historical developments in this sector, over the past forty years, and convincingly propose that the way forward to is to recover the teaching of Christianity in an open and self-critical way. OFSTED reports that the level of unsatisfactory staffing in RE is now a matter of 'deep concern'. This book seeks to inspire and motivate those who might not be attracted to RE teaching as a profession, and details suggestions which may help to alter this current state of affairs. The author draws on primary sources, her own experiences and interviews with prominent individuals in the profession.
Categories: Education

The Craft of Religious Studies

The Craft of Religious Studies

Autobiographical in cast, this collection points to diversity of approaches in the academic study of religion and highlights the interdisciplinary nature of the field.

Author: Jon R. Stone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349261260

Category: Philosophy

Page: 335

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A collection of essays by distinguished scholars in the academic study of religion, The Craft of Religious Studies represents the variety of research and analytical methods that researchers employ when examining religious phenomena, whether personally or socially expressed. Autobiographical in cast, this collection points to diversity of approaches in the academic study of religion and highlights the interdisciplinary nature of the field. While the ways scholars approach the study of religion in human culture vary, the common ground among them - as seen in these fourteen contributions - remains their quest for understanding more so than the paths toward understanding they have chosen.
Categories: Philosophy

Religion Empirical Studies

Religion  Empirical Studies

The Craft of Religious Studies, Basingstoke: Macmillan/New York: St. Martin's Press, pp. 1835. Smart, Ninian 1986. 1999. 'Foreword'. In P. Connolly (ed.) Approaches to the Study of Religion, London: Cassell, pp. ixxiv.

Author: Steven J. Sutcliffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351904810

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Treating 'religion' as a fully social, cultural, historical and material field of practice, this book presents a series of debates and positions on the nature and purpose of the 'Study of Religions', or 'Religious Studies'. Offering an introductory guide to this influential, and politically relevant, academic field, the contributors illustrate the diversity and theoretical viability of qualitative empirical methodologies in the study of religions. The historical and cultural circumstances attending the emergence, defence, and future prospects of Religious Studies are documented, drawing on theoretical material and case studies prepared within the context of the British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR), and making frequent reference to wider European, North American, and other international debates and critiques.
Categories: Religion