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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Qualitative Research

(1,135 words)

Author(s): Kim Knibbe
Abstract: The study of religion often relies on qualitative research methods to gather data. This term indicates methods such as interviewing and participant observation, but may also include the ana…

Quantitative Research

(1,142 words)

Author(s): David Voas
Abstract: We often want to know how many people belong to which religious groups in an area, and how strongly committed those people are to their religious identities, beliefs, and practices. Quantit…
Date: 2014-09-16