Building Blocks of Religion - Critical Applications and Future Prospects - Göran Larsson

Building Blocks of Religion - Critical Applications and Future Prospects - Göran Larsson

The Building Block Approach: An Overview

Building Blocks of Religion - Critical Applications and Future Prospects - Göran Larsson

Ann Taves [+-]
University of California at Santa Barbara
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Ann Taves is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her most recent book is Revelatory Events: Three Case Studies of the Emergence of New Spiritual Paths (Princeton, 2016).
Egil Asprem [+-]
Stockholm University
Assistant Professor, History of Religions Department of Ethnology, History of Religions, and Gender Studies Stockholm University

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The chapter provides a basic overview of the building block approach to “religion” and other complex cultural concepts. It introduces the basic vocabulary of the approach, provides definitions, and a few examples of how the approach has been applied to address specific problems in the field. The chapter also reflects on how the authors came to develop the approach, and discusses the most important philosophical and scientific influences that helped shape it.

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Taves, Ann; Asprem, Egil. The Building Block Approach: An Overview. Building Blocks of Religion - Critical Applications and Future Prospects. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 5-25 Feb 2020. ISBN 9781781798676. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37586. Date accessed: 05 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37586. Feb 2020

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