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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


Unlike other humanistic disciplines, the academic study of religion must contend with a phenomenon that touches every dimension of human experience. For scholars so engaged, the study of religion often becomes a cross-cultural as well as a necessarily interdisciplinary endeavor. In this collection of original essays, Jon R. Stone has brought together the intellectual autobiographies of fourteen senior scholars - all with national or international reputations in their respective fields - each of whom reflects upon his or her own theoretical assumptions and methodological approaches to the study of religion. Taken together, these essays represent the variety of research methods and interpretive rigor mature scholars bring to the task of examining religious phenomena, religious actions, religious movements, and religious ideas.


Analytical Method morality religion religious studies

Editors and affiliations

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

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