Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion - In Celebration of Tim Jensen’s 65th Birthday - Peter Antes

Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion - In Celebration of Tim Jensen’s 65th Birthday - Peter Antes

8. History of Religions Without an Object?: Comparing Theoretical Objects in the History of Religions and in Anthropology

Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion - In Celebration of Tim Jensen’s 65th Birthday - Peter Antes

Jeppe Sinding Jensen [+-]
Aarhus University
Jeppe Sinding Jensen is Senior Lecturer emeritus in the Department of the Study of Religion and the Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark. His most recent monograph is What Is Religion? (Routledge 2020).

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Historians of religions work with (mostly) historical materials, primarily texts, and attempt to reconstruct the histories of religious traditions and their inter-relations with social and cultural formations. All with the purpose of understanding ideology and practice, but the question remains what the theoretical object really is and to what extent it is an object constructed by the community of scholars.

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Jensen, Jeppe. 8. History of Religions Without an Object?: Comparing Theoretical Objects in the History of Religions and in Anthropology. Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion - In Celebration of Tim Jensen’s 65th Birthday. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 103-114 Feb 2016. ISBN 9781781791394. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28095. Date accessed: 02 Mar 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28095. Feb 2016

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