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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Journey

(4,387 words)

Author(s): Whitney Bauman
Abstract: The journey is at the heart of most meaning-making practices. In a certian sense “journeying” is synonymous with making meaning out of one’s life. This essay analyzes the concept of the jou…

Justice

(3,138 words)

Author(s): Winnifred Sullivan
Abstract: This entry treats justice as it is imagined in art, philosophy, and anthropology, seeking to introduce the scholar of religion to an expansive and comparative perspective, within the contex…