Religious Studies: The Key Concepts

By Carl Olson

© 2011 – Routledge

320 pages

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About the Book

Religious Studies: The Key Concepts is an accessible, A-Z resource, defining and explaining key terms and ideas central to the study of religion. Exploring broad and recurring themes which are applicable in both eastern and western religions, cross-cultural examples are provided for each term to give a comprehensive overview of the subject. Subjects covered include:

  • afterlife
  • comparative religion
  • festivals
  • ethics
  • gender
  • monotheism
  • world religions
  • modernity
  • pilgrimage
  • theism
  • secularization

With cross referencing and further reading provided throughout, this book provides an inclusive map of the discipline, and is an essential reference for all students, academics and researchers.

Table of Contents

Preface List of Key Concepts Religion and Religious Studies: An Introduction Key Concepts Bibliography

About the Author

Carl Olson is Professor of Religious Studies at Allegheny College where he has held the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair and the Teacher-Scholar Professorship of the Humanities. He is currently a permanent fellow of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REL000000
RELIGION / General
SOC039000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion