Vocabulary for the Study of Religion

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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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Dying and Rising Gods

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Author(s): David Leeming
Abstract: Although J.G. Frazer’s pioneering study of the motif of the dying and rising god in The Golden Bough is generally thought to be dated and even misguided, it is clear that many cultures have considered the the…