Computing Consilience: How Modeling and Simulation can Contribute to Worldview Studies

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

Fount LeRon Shults [+-]
University of Agder
Fount LeRon Shults is professor at the Institute for Religion, Philosophy, and History at the University of Agder and director of the NORCE Center for Modeling Social Systems in Kristiansand, Norway. He has published 17 books and nearly 100 scientific articles and book chapters on topics related to the study of religion.

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This book introduces and summarises the Building Block Approach to Religious Studies that has been developed and proposed by professor Ann Taves (University of Santa Barbara) and associate professor Egil Asprem (Stockholm University). The book opens with a lengthy introduction by Taves and Asprem that describes the Building Block Approach, explains how and why they developed it, and what it can be used for in the study of religions. The introduction by Taves and Asprem is followed by seven responses, comments and critiques that identify pros and cons of the approach suggested by Taves and Asprem. The book ends with a response by Taves and Asprem. The overall aim of the book is to provide a short and user-friendly introduction and critical discussion of the building block approach to religious studies that can be used by undergraduate, graduate and more advanced scholars in the field of religious studies. The aim is to provide a critical primer that addresses how and why scholars of religions should pay attention to the building block approach to religious studies.

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Shults, Fount LeRon. Computing Consilience: How Modeling and Simulation can Contribute to Worldview Studies. Building Blocks of Religion - Critical Applications and Future Prospects. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Feb 2020. ISBN 9781781798676. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37590. Date accessed: 19 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37590. Feb 2020

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