REL 504.001

History of the Study of Religion

T | 1:30 - 3:20

MA 210

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This graduate seminar surveys the origins, objects of study, and pivotal thinkers that scholars highlight when outlining Religious Studies. By course end, each student will narrate the study of religion in light of their own research interests. To enroll you must obtain a permit from the main office.

Richard Newton

  • Office hours: 

    Monday and Wednesday, 9:00am-Noon and by appointment. Please email ahead of time to arrange meetings.

  • (205) 348-5271
  • rwnewton@ua.edu
J.Z. Smith smoking a cigarette

Readings

Cover of Theory in a Time of Excess: Beyond Reflections and Explanation in Religious Studies Scholarship, edited by Aaron W. Hughes

Hughes, Aaron W.
Theory in a Time of Excess: Beyond Reflection and Explanation in Religious Studies
Equinox, 2016
9781781794241

Cover of Tomoko Masuzawa, The Invention of World Religions: or How European Universalism was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism

Masuzawa, Tomoko
The Invention of World Religions: or How European Universalism was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism
University of Chicago, 2005
9780226509891

Eric Sharpe, Comparative Religion: A History, Second Edition

Sharpe, Eric
Comparative Religion: A History
Bloomsbury, 1994
9780715610817

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