The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion

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This article presents the approach to religion taken by the Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, edited by Robert Segal. The approach taken is largely, though not wholly, that of the social sciences: anthropology, economics, psychology, and sociology. The social scientific approach to religion is pitted against the approach taken by the field of religious studies itself—an approach called “religionist.” The claims by the religionist approach against the social sciences are identified and refuted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-190
Number of pages10
JournalRelegere: Studies in Religion and Reception
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion. / Segal, Robert Alan.

In: Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2015, p. 181-190.

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