Vocabulary for the Study of Religion

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

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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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Abstract:   ⸙Orientalism / Occidentalism Bibliography 

Oceanic feeling

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Author(s): William Parsons
Abstract: This entry begins with the origin and usage of the term “oceanic feeling” in the context of modern spirituality, focusing on the debate between Sigmund Freud and Romain Rolland over its nat…
Date: 2014-09-16

Oedipus complex

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Author(s): Hetty Zock
Abstract: The Oedipus complex, a central concept in Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical clinical work and theory of culture, is used in religious studies to explain the origin and function of religion. …