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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Universals

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Author(s): Gary Rosenkrantz | Joshua Hoffman
Abstract: This article surveys historical and contemporary views on the problem of universals, distinguishing extreme realism, moderate realism, and varieties of nominalism, including conceptualism. …