The Craft of Religious Studies

  • Jon R. Stone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jon R. Stone
    Pages 1-17
  3. Ninian Smart
    Pages 18-35
  4. Frits Staal
    Pages 52-75
  5. Jacob Neusner
    Pages 98-116
  6. James M. Robinson
    Pages 117-150
  7. Rodney Stark
    Pages 175-196
  8. Andrew M. Greeley
    Pages 197-212
  9. Phillip E. Hammond
    Pages 213-239
  10. Mark C. Taylor
    Pages 258-276
  11. Ivan Strenski
    Pages 300-324
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 325-335

About this book


A collection of essays by distinguished scholars in the academic study of religion, The Craft of Religious Studies represents the variety of research and analytical methods that researchers employ when examining religious phenomena, whether personally or socially expressed. Autobiographical in cast, this collection points to diversity of approaches in the academic study of religion and highlights the interdisciplinary nature of the field. While the ways scholars approach the study of religion in human culture vary, the common ground among them - as seen in these fourteen contributions - remains their quest for understanding more so than the paths toward understanding they have chosen.


Analytical Method religion religious studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Jon R. Stone
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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