of Religion (Cont.)
Terms for Religious Studies by
C. Taylor (Editor).
A century that began with modernism sweeping
across Europe is ending with a remarkable resurgence of
religious beliefs and practices throughout the world. Wherever
one looks today, from headlines about political turmoil in the
Middle East to pop music and videos, one cannot escape the
pivotal role of religious beliefs and practices in shaping
selves, societies, and cultures.
Following in the very successful tradition of Critical
Terms for Literary Studies and Critical Terms for Art
History, this book attempts to provide a revitalized,
self-aware vocabulary with which this bewildering religious
diversity can be accurately described and responsibly discussed.
Leading scholars working in a variety of traditions demonstrate
through their incisive discussions that even our most basic
terms for understanding religion are not neutral but carry
specific historical and conceptual freight.
These essays adopt the approach that has won
this book's predecessors such widespread acclaim: each provides
a concise history of a critical term, explores the issues raised
by the term, and puts the term to use in an analysis of a
religious work, practice, or event. Moving across Judaism,
Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Native American and
Mayan religions, contributors explore terms ranging from
experience, territory, and image, to God, sacrifice, and
The result is an essential reference that will
reshape the field of religious studies and transform the way in
which religion is understood by scholars from all disciplines,
including anthropology, sociology, psychology, cultural studies,
gender studies, and literary studies. --This text refers to
edition of this title
Critical Terms for Religious Studies provides
vocabulary with which religious diversity can be effectively
described and responsibly discussed. Each essay provides a
concise history of a critical term, explores the issues it
raises, and puts the term to use in an analysis of a religious
work, practice, or event. Moving across Judaism, Christianity,
Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Native American and Mayan
religions, contributors explore terms ranging from experience,
territory, and image, to God, sacrifice, and transgression.
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