The Approach to the Social Sciences in Religion Past and Present

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Abstract

The social sciences do threaten theology/religious studies even when they do not challenge either the reality of God or the reality of belief in the reality of God. The entries in RPP ignore this threat in the name of some wished-for harmony. The entries neither recognize nor refute the challenge of social science to theology/religious studies. They do, then, stand antithetically both to those whom I call "religionists" and to many theologians, for whom there is nothing but a challenge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin for the Study of Religion
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • psychology
  • religious studies
  • sociology
  • theology

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The Approach to the Social Sciences in Religion Past and Present. / Segal, Robert Alan.

In: Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol. 44, No. 3, 2015, p. 15-20.

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