The Western Epistemic Tradition and the Scientific Study of Religion - Donald Wiebe

The Western Epistemic Tradition and the Scientific Study of Religion - Donald Wiebe

The Renaissance, Scientific Revolution, and Enlightenment

The Western Epistemic Tradition and the Scientific Study of Religion - Donald Wiebe

Donald Wiebe [+-]
University of Toronto
Donald Wiebe is Professor of Philosophy of Religion in Trinity College at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of Religion and Truth: Towards and Alternative Paradigm for the Study of Religion (De Gruyter, 1981), The Irony of Theology and the Nature of Religious Thought (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1991), Beyond Legitimation: Essays on the Problem of Religious Knowledge (Palgrave Macmillan, 1994), The Politics of Religious Studies: The Continuing Conflict with Theology in the Academy (Palgrave Macmillan, 1999) and The Learned Practice of Religion in the Modern University (Bloomsbury, 2019).

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The intellectual developments in Europe in the period between the Renaissance and Romanticism, including ‘the age of discovery’ of the world beyond Europe, are essential for understanding the ultimate emergence of a scientific study of religion. The Scientific Revolution and the search for explanations of natural phenomena based simply upon human reason provided a framework for the scientific explanation of social and cultural phenomena.

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Wiebe, Donald. The Renaissance, Scientific Revolution, and Enlightenment. The Western Epistemic Tradition and the Scientific Study of Religion. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 105-123 May 2023. ISBN 9781800502734. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=44008. Date accessed: 18 Apr 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.44008. May 2023

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