Is There a Better Way to Study Religion? The View of William E. Paden

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Abstract

This review praises William Paden's focus on some of the key issues in the study of religion. It questions Paden's position on three topics: (a) the relationship between evolutionary psychology and functionalism; (b) the compatibility of Durkheim with Eliade; and (c) the 'newness' of Paden's new comparativism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-164
Number of pages8
JournalMethod and Theory in the Study of Religion
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Evolutionary Psychology
Mircea Eliade
Compatibility
Comparativism
Functionalism
Newness
Religion
Emile Durkheim

Keywords

  • cognitive psychology
  • comparative method
  • Emile Durkheim
  • functionalism and essence
  • Mircea Eliade
  • sacred and profane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies

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Is There a Better Way to Study Religion? The View of William E. Paden. / Segal, Robert A.

In: Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2018, p. 157-164.

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