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

11. Phenomenology of Religion Revisited

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

Peter Antes [+-]
Leibniz University of Hannover
Peter Antes is Professor Emeritus of the Study of Religions at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Institut für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft, Germany.

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The article refers to the different connotations of the term ‘Phenomenology of Religion’ in order to point out its self claim that deeply-felt religious experience is needed to do research work in the field. With reference to Friedrich Heiler’s book ‘Erscheinungsformen und Wesen der Religion’ (The Manifestation and Essence of Religion) the article argues that no religious experience is needed for such a kind of classification so that any scholar of religion – be s/he a believer or a non-believer – can do that kind of research and thus contribute to a revisited Phenomenology of Religion.

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Antes, Peter. 11. Phenomenology of Religion Revisited. Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion - In Celebration of Tim Jensen’s 65th Birthday. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 141-152 Feb 2016. ISBN 9781781791394. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28098. Date accessed: 09 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28098. Feb 2016

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