Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

15. Ontological v. Axiological Approaches to Religion

Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

Joel Harrison [+-]
Northwestern University
Joel Harrison is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at Northwestern University. His work focuses on the intersection between social theory, theology, and philosophy of religion at the turn of the twentieth century in Germany and questions of theory and method in religious studies.

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This chapter argues that Taves and Asprem do not attend to the conceptual differences between explanatory accounts in the human sciences and those of the natural sciences. Instead, their theory reduces all phenomena, ideational or material, to a natural scientific material account of cause and effect, limiting the theory’s analytical power.

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Harrison, Joel. 15. Ontological v. Axiological Approaches to Religion. Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 168-177 Sep 2018. ISBN 9781781795682. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34433. Date accessed: 19 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34433. Sep 2018

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