REL 512.001 Debates in Method and Theory
The study of religion is often misunderstood, with students continually explaining that they are not necessarily training for the ministry nor intent on criticizing the beliefs or the practices of religious people. This course tackles the work of mostly younger scholars trying to address misconceptions about the study of religion while also making clear that a scholar of religion has something to add to scholarly debates—often by shifting or translating the claims from one domain to another (much as Emile Durkheim redescribed the claims from religion to that of sociology).
T | 1:30-3:20
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