A Beginner's Guide to the Study of Religion
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A Beginner's Guide to the Study of Religion

Bradley L. Herling

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A Beginner's Guide to the Study of Religion

Bradley L. Herling

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How should we understand and interpret the strange but familiar thing that we call "religion"? What are the foundations of a methodical approach to this subject, and what theoretical tools are available to students who are new to this area of inquiry? A Beginner's Guide to the Study of Religion provides an accessible, wide-ranging introduction to theories and basic methodology in the field. Now in its second edition and updated throughout, this concise but comprehensive book includes: - - A case for the urgency and relevance of studying religion today
- Discussion of the role and perspective of the student of religion
- Description of the nature of theory and its function
- An accessible survey of classic theorists in the modern study of religion
- Feature boxes highlighting essential quotations and guiding principles for application of theories
An expanded consideration of contemporary issues in the field, including gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, globalization, violence, science, and new media.
- Recommended further reading A Beginner's Guide to the Study of Religion offers a thorough but concise body of material suitable for introductory courses on the study of religion, or to provide theoretical context for survey courses. Study questions and worksheets can be found on the book's webpage.

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Year
2016
ISBN
9781472505217
Subtopic
Religion
Edition
2
A 
Beginner’s 
Guide 
to 
the 
Study 
of 
Religion
28
30. 
Jonathan 
Z. 
Smith, 
Introduction 
to 
Imagining 
Religion: 
From 
Babylon 
to 
Jonestown
(Chicago 
and 
London: 
University 
of 
Chicago 
Press, 
1982), 
xiii.
31. 
Robert 
Bellah, 
“Civil 
Religion 
in 
America,‚Ä̬†
in 
Beyond 
Belief: 
Essays 
on 
Religion 
in 
a 
Post-Traditional 
World
(Berkeley: 
University 
of 
California 
Press, 
1970), 
179.

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APA 6 Citation
Herling, B. (2016). A Beginner’s Guide to the Study of Religion (2nd ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/395272/a-beginners-guide-to-the-study-of-religion-pdf (Original work published 2016)
Chicago Citation
Herling, Bradley. (2016) 2016. A Beginner’s Guide to the Study of Religion. 2nd ed. Bloomsbury Publishing. https://www.perlego.com/book/395272/a-beginners-guide-to-the-study-of-religion-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Herling, B. (2016) A Beginner’s Guide to the Study of Religion. 2nd edn. Bloomsbury Publishing. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/395272/a-beginners-guide-to-the-study-of-religion-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Herling, Bradley. A Beginner’s Guide to the Study of Religion. 2nd ed. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.