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A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion

By Craig Martin

© 2012 – Routledge

224 pages

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pub: 2012-06-01
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About the Book

'A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion' explains the key ideas and methods in the study of religion and demonstrates how they can be used. The aim is to provide students with a tool-kit of critical concepts for studying religious belief and behaviour. Throughout the discussion all ideas and methods are illustrated with clear case material.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Studying Religion: Laying the Groundwork 2. How Society Works: Classification 3. How Society Works: Structure 4. How Society Works: Habitus 5. How Religion Works: Legitimation 6. How Religion Works: Authority 7. How Religion Works: Authenticity 8. Case Study: What Would Jesus Do? Afterword

About the Author

Craig Martin is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at St. Thomas Aquinas College, New York.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General