Chasing Down Religion - In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences - Panayotis Pachis

Chasing Down Religion - In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences - Panayotis Pachis

Comparative Religion Scholars in Debate: Theology vs. History in Letters Addressed to Ugo Bianchi

Chasing Down Religion - In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences - Panayotis Pachis

Giovanni Casadio [+-]
University of Salerno
CASADIO GIOVANNI is Professor Ordinarius of History of Religions at the University of Salerno. Past member of the executive committee of the European Association for the Study of religions (EASR) as Publications officer. Member of the editorial board of the second edition of Eliade’s Encyclopedia of Religion. Member of the advisory board of several international series and journals (including Archaeus and Vergilius). 109 publications on ancient Mediterranean religions and religious historiography. Books: Storia del culto di Dioniso XIV in Argolide (1994), Vie gnostiche all’ immortalità (1997), Il vino dell’ anima (1999), Ugo Bianchi: Una vita per la storia delle religioni (ed. 2002).

Description

This chapter discusses the comparative-historical method, which is to develop comparisons between religious phenomena (comparative) while accounting for their developments within particular contexts through time and space (historical). Ugo Bianchi, an Italian Historian (1922-1995) said that 'The notion of religion that emerges from the continued comparison of new and varied historical materials is an analogical notion.' This chapter focusses on correspondence between Bianchi and two prominent American scholars of religion.

Notify A Colleague

Citation

Casadio, Giovanni. Comparative Religion Scholars in Debate: Theology vs. History in Letters Addressed to Ugo Bianchi. Chasing Down Religion - In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 58-80 Dec 2014. ISBN 9781781792070. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22731. Date accessed: 09 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22731. Dec 2014

Dublin Core Metadata