Religious Studies: A Global View by Gregory D. AllesReligious Studies: A Global View by Gregory D. Alles

Religious Studies: A Global View

EditorGregory D. Alles

Paperback | February 4, 2010

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Drawing on recent developments in the comparative study of religion, this book explores the trends of the past sixty years from a global perspective. Each of the ten chapters covers the study of religion in a different region of the world, from Europe and the Americas to Asia and the Far East. Topics covered include:

  • local background to the study of religions
  • formation of religious studies in the region
  • important thinkers and writings
  • institutions
  • interregional diversity and interregional connections
  • emerging issues.

This book is a major contribution to the field of religious studies and a valuable reference for scholars, researchers and graduate students.

Title:Religious Studies: A Global ViewFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:February 4, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041556767X

ISBN - 13:9780415567671

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Western Europe  2. Eastern Europe  3. North Africa and West Asia  4. Sub-Saharan Africa  5. South and Southeast Asia  6. Continental East Asia  7. Japan  8. Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacfic Islands  9. North America  10. Latin America  Afterword: Toward a Global Vision of Religious Studies

Editorial Reviews

'Accessible and essential reading for all students of religion: an important collection on the modern formation of Religious Studies as an academic field' ¿ Steven Sutcliffe, University of Edinburgh, UK 'Editor, G. Alles, rightly I think, considers the IAHR, the International Association for the History of Religions, with its 42 national and regional associations from all over the world, as a sign of an emergent global community of scholars of religion. This book is a gift to the IAHR and to this community of scholars. It offers a wealth of useful information, thus serving its major purpose: to give scholars around the world more knowledge about what ¿their counterparts elsewhere have been and are doing¿ (p. 3). In this, it also serves the purpose of the IAHR.' ¿ Tim Jensen, Secretary General of the IAHR