Internationally recognized scholars from many parts of the world provide a critical survey of recent developments and achievements in the global field of religious studies. The work follows in the footsteps of two former publications: Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion, edited by Jacques Waardenburg (1973), and Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Religion, edited by Frank Whaling (1984/85). New Approaches to the Study of Religion completes the survey of the comparative study of religion in the twentieth century by focussing on the past two decades. Many of the chapters, however, are also pathbreaking and point the way to future approaches.
- Sequel to two established former volumes
- Volume I and II can be used (and purchased) separately
- Separate indexes for each volume
"This book will be useful for specialists, particularly scholars of religion."
Mark S. M .Scott in: Studies in Religion 1/2006
"Der Herausgeberin und den Herausgebern istfur den Mut zu danken, sich den Schwierigkeiten eines derart weitgreifenden Projekts gestellt zu haben."
Christoph Uehlinger in: Theologische Literaturzeitung 6/2006
"Two beautifully bound and printed volumes."
Michael Stausberg in: Numen 2006
Section 4: Textual Approaches: Dawne McCance; Gordon D. Newby; Alan V. Williams; Section 5: Comparative Approaches: Ronald L. Grimes; Helga Barbara Gundlach; Rosalind Hackett; Anita Maria Leopold; Luther H. Martin, Jr.; William Paden; Section 6: Social Sciences: Karel Dobbelaere; Robert Kisala; Alf G. Linderman; Winnifred Fallers Sullivan; Steven Vertovec; Liliane Voye; Section 7: Cognition and Cross-cultural Psychology: Justin Barrett; Armin W. Geertz; David Warburton