Religious Studies and the Goal of Interdisciplinarity (Routledge Focus on Religion)De (autor) Brent Smith
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 23 Aug 2019
The text uses two main elements to discuss Religious Studies as a field. Firstly, it looks at the history of the development of Religious Studies in academia, as seen through an interdisciplinary critique of the university as an epistemological project. It then uses the same interdisciplinary critique to develop a foundation for a 21st century hermeneutic. One which uses the classical concepts reprised by that interdisciplinary critique and retools the field for the 21st century.
Setting out both the objects of Religious Studies as a subject and the techniques used to employ the study of those objects, this book offers an invaluable perspective on the progress of the field. It will, therefore, be of great use to scholars of research methods within Religious Studies.