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Religious Studies
(7,619 words)


The field of religious studies is intrinsically multicultural and interdisciplinary. It views religion from a global perspective, combining humanities and the social sciences. Academic programs of religious study are not directed to those who have a religious background or think of pursuing a religious vocation but are for those with interest in intellectual …

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Kassam, Zayn, “Religious Studies”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_00018>
First published online: 2014

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