Vocabulary for the Study of Religion

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Subject: Religious Studies

Edited by: Robert A. Segal & Kocku von Stuckrad.

The Vocabulary for the Study of Religion offers a unique overview of critical terms in the study of religion(s). This first dictionary in English covers a broad spectrum of theoretical topics used in the academic study of religion, including those from adjacent disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, historiography, theology, philology, literary studies, psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, and political sciences.

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(2,451 words)

Author(s): Frederick Grinnell
Abstract: Individuals interact with the world through different attitudes, e.g., artistic, scientific, religious. Different attitudes give rise to different ways of “practicing” the world and by doin…

Occult / Occultism

(3,553 words)

Author(s): Marco Pasi
Abstract: The term “occultism” was first used in the first half of the nineteenth century, but has its roots in a much older history. The adjective occultus (Lat., “hidden”), from which it derived, was used to indicate beliefs…

Oceanic feeling

(1,153 words)

Author(s): William Parsons
Abstract: This entry begins with the origin…
Date: 2014-09-16

Oedipus complex

(1,658 words)

Author(s): Hetty Zock