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Religion in the Making free pdf This volume explores the ways in which religion became the object of scientific research in the 19th and early-20th centuries. Most obvious is the development of an incresaingly autonomous science of religion (with founding fathers like Max Muller and C.P. Tiele). However, within anthropology (Tylor, Frazer), sociology (Durkheim, Max Weber), and psychology (William James), religion also came to be seen as a separate entity to be studied comparatively. To capture this wide field, this volume focuses on the emergence of the discourse on religion in a broad academic context, among different disciplines. The emphasis is on general socio-historical developments, rather then on individual biographies. Part I deals with the institutionalization of science of religion in France, Britain and the Netherlands. Part II focuses on boundary disputes between the emerging "sciences of religion". Part III examines new conceptualizations of religion underlying the new endeavour ("ritual", "magic", and "survival").

About Arie L. Molendijk

Arie L. Molendijk, Ph.D. (1991) in Theology, Leiden University, holds a post-doctoral position at Leiden University. He has published extensively on the history of 19th and 20th-century philosophy and theology in Germany and the Netherlands. His most recent book Zwischen Theologie und Soziologie (Gerd Mohn, 1996) is on Ernst Troeltsch' famous typology Church, Sect, Mysticism. Peter Pels, Ph.D. (1993) in Cultural Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, lectures at the Research Centre Religion and Society at the University of Amsterdam. His most recent book is A Politics of Presence. Contacts between Missionaries and Waluguru in Late Colonial Tanganyika (Harwood Publishers, 1998).

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Author : Arie L. Molendijk
Publisher : Brill
Data Published : 19 November 1998
ISBN : 9004112391
EAN : 9789004112391
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 318 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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