Vocabulary for the Study of Religion

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Subject: Religious Studies

Edited by: Robert A. Segal & Kocku von Stuckrad.

The Vocabulary for the Study of Religion offers a unique overview of critical terms in the study of religion(s). This first dictionary in English covers a broad spectrum of theoretical topics used in the academic study of religion, including those from adjacent disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, historiography, theology, philology, literary studies, psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, and political sciences.

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Geisteswissenschaft

(2,460 words)

Author(s): Rudolf Makkreel
Abstract: The German term Geisteswissenschaft is generally translated as “human science” in English. The Geisteswissenschaften received their classical formulation in Wilhelm Dilthey’s Introduction to the Human Sciences. Dilth…
Date: 2014-09-16

Gender

(6,194 words)

Author(s): Katherine Young
Abstract: There is contention over the meanings of the terms “sex” and “gender.” To understand why, this entry analyzes their etymologies, their biological and c…
Date: 2014-09-16

Genre

(2,335 words)

Author(s): William Doty
Abstract: Subdivisions in literature between types or forms of writing are genres, and within those, subgenres.…
Date: 2014-09-16

Gestures

(6,269 words)

Author(s): Christoph Wulf