Religious studies: a global view

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Drawing on recent developments in the comparative study of religion, this book explores the trends of the past sixty years from a global perspective. Each of the ten chapters covers the study of religion in a different region of the world, from Europe and the Americas to Asia and the Far East. Topics covered include:

  • local background to the study of religions
  • formation of religious studies in the region
  • important thinkers and writings
  • institutions
  • interregional diversity and interregional connections
  • emerging issues.

This book is a major contribution to the field of religious studies and a valuable reference for scholars, researchers and graduate students.

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table_of_contents Introduction / Gregory D. Alles -- Western Europe / Michael Stausberg -- Eastern Europe / Eugen Ciurtin -- North Africa and west Asia / Patrice Brodeur -- Sub-saharan Africa / Ezra Chitando -- South and Southeast Asia / Rowena Robinson and Vineeta Sinha -- Continental East Asia / He Guanghu, Chung Chin-hong, and Lee Chang-yick -- Japan / Satoko Fujiwara -- Australia, New Zealand and the Pacfic Islands / Majella Franzmann -- North America / Gustavo Benavides -- Latin America / Steven Engler, Anatilde Idoyaga Molina, Renée de la Torre, Paulo Barrera Rivera, and Sylvia Marcos -- Afterword : toward a global vision of religious studies / Gregory D. Alles.
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