Religion in Five Minutes - Aaron W. Hughes

Religion in Five Minutes - Aaron W. Hughes

76. Why do we need the study of religion if we already have historians, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists and folklorists?

Religion in Five Minutes - Aaron W. Hughes

Paul-Francois Tremlett [+-]
Open University
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Paul-François Tremlett is a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the Open University in the UK. He got his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He is currently interested in processes of rapid social change and intersections of politics and religion.

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Religion in Five Minutes provides an accessible and lively introduction to the questions about religion and religious behaviour that interest most of us, whether or not we personally identify with -- or practice -- a religion. Suitable for beginning students and the general reader, the book offers more than 60 brief essays on a wide range of fascinating questions about religion and its study, such as: How did religion start? What religion is the oldest? Who are the Nones? Why do women seem to play lesser roles in many religions? What’s the difference between a religion and a cult? Is Europe less religious than North America? Is Buddhism a philosophy? How do we study religions of groups who no longer exist? Each essay is written by a leading authority and offers succinct, insightful answers along with suggestions for further reading, making the book an ideal starting point for classroom use or personal browsing.

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Tremlett, Paul-Francois. 76. Why do we need the study of religion if we already have historians, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists and folklorists?. Religion in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 282-285 Aug 2017. ISBN 9781781794654. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=33050. Date accessed: 23 Jun 2018 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33050. Aug 2017

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