The Old Sciences of Religion

  • William Grassie


Before we examine the new sciences of religion, we need to take a quick survey of the old sciences of religion that arose in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. By doing so, we will come to recognize the challenges of creating any kind of science of religion. Along the way, we will discover certain patterns of thought and concepts that persist in our contemporary approaches to explaining and understanding religious and spiritual phenomena.


Social Harmony Truth Claim Functional Account Theological Philosophy Secularization Theory 
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