Afterword: The Meta-theoretical Landscape of Phenomenologies of Religion
Global Phenomenologies of Religion - An Oral History in Interviews - Satoko Fujiwara
Satoko Fujiwara [+]
University of Tokyo
Satoko Fujiwara is Professor of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Tokyo. She has been serving as Secretary General of the International Association for the History of Religions since 2020. Her main focus is on theories in the study of religion with latest publications on the global history of the discipline and the IAHR. She has also published articles on how religions have been described in public school education.
David Thurfjell [+]
David Thurfjell is professor in the Study of Religions at Södertörn University in Stockholm, Sweden.
Steven Engler [+]
Mount Royal University
Steven Engler is professor of Religious Studies at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. He teaches a variety of courses and research popular Catholicism, Umbanda, Kardecist Spiritism and related spirit-incorporation religions in Brazil, as well as theories and methodology in the study of religions.
The Afterword offers a summative overview of the views of the phenomenology of religion (PoR), as presented by interviewers from ten countries, using three scales or axes. This is supplemented by an analysis of PoR's changing position in international religious studies conferences. These findings help to explain the interviewees’ varied and ambivalent reactions to PoR.