The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion
Edited by Robert A. Segal
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Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion by Robert A. Segal
Book DescriptionThis prestigious companion offers the most comprehensive survey to date of the study of religion. Featuring a team of international contributors, and edited by one of the most widely respected scholars in the field, "The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion" provides an interdisciplinary and authoritative guide to the subject. This title examines the main approaches to the study of religion: anthropology, the comparative method, economics, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology. It also covers a diverse range of topical issues, such as the body, fundamentalism, magic, and new religious movements. It consists of 24 essays written by an outstanding team of international scholars. It reviews, within each chapter, an outline of a particular subfield and traces its development up to the present day. It debates how the discipline may look in the future. It represents all the major issues, methods and positions in the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631232162
(253mm x 180mm x 42mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert A. Segal
Myth: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (July 2015)
This Very Short Introduction explores different approaches to myth from several disciplines, including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology. In this new edition, Robert Segal considers both the future study of myth as well as the impact of areas such as cognitive science and the latest approaches to narrative theory.
30-second Mythology, Hardback (July 2012)
30-Second Mythology sets out the most significant details and unravels the underlying meaning of the greatest classical myths. Revealing the origins of the gods, heroes and monsters of ancient Greece and Rome, the book outlines the key aspects of their stories for the general reader in half a minute.
Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, Paperback (September 2008)
This prestigious Companion offers the most comprehensive survey to date of the study of religion. Featuring a team of international contributors, and edited by one of the most widely respected scholars in the field, The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion provides an interdisciplinary and authoritative guide to the subject.
Hero Myths, Paperback (February 2000)» View all books by Robert A. Segal
This reader collects 25 stories of heroes of all kinds from around the world. Included are both non-Western and Western, female and male, modern and ancient, young and adult, lowly and noble, comic and tragic, national and universal, and historical and fictional heroes.
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Author Biography - Robert A. Segal
Robert A. Segal is Sixth Century Chair in Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen. His previous publications include Joseph Campbell: An Introduction (1987), Theorizing about Myth (1999), The Myth and Ritual Theory (ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 1998), Hero Myths: A Reader (ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2000), and Myth: A Very Short Introduction (2004).
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