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Religion In The Making: The Emergence Of The Sciences Of Religion
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Author : Arie L Molendijk Peter Pels
Publisher : Brill Academic Pub
ISBN# : 9789004112391
Pages : 318
Price :INR 13942
Offer Price:INR 12408
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This volume explores the ways in which religion became the object of scientific research in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Most obvious is the development of an increasingly autonomous science of religion (with founding fathers like Max M]ller and C.P. Tiele). However, within anthropology (Tylor, Frazer), sociology (Durkheim, Max Weber), and psychology (William James), religion also came to be seen as a separate entity to be studied comparatively. To capture this wide field this book focuses on the emergence of the discourse on religion in a broad academic context, among different disciplines. The emphasis is on general socio-historical developments, rather than on individual biographies.Part I deals with the institutionalization of science of religion in France, Britain, and the Netherlands. Part II focuses on boundary disputes between the emerging ""sciences of religion."" Part III examines new conceptualizations of religion underlying the new endeavour (""ritual,"" ""magic,"" ""survival"").

Peter Pels has contributed to Religion in the Making: The Emergence of the Sciences of Religion as an editor.Lynn Meskell is Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University. Peter Pels is Professor in the Anthropology of Sub-Saharan Africa, University Leiden, The Netherlands.


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