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The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies, Paperback / softback Book

The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies Paperback / softback

Edited by Robert A. (Northwestern University, Illinois) Orsi

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Religion series


The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies is both informative and provocative, introducing readers to key debates in the contemporary study of religion and suggesting future research possibilities.

A group of distinguished scholars takes up some of the most pressing theoretical questions in the field.

What is a 'religious tradition'? How are religious texts read? What takes place when a religious practitioner stands before a representation of gods or goddesses, ghosts, ancestors, saints, and other special beings?

What roles is religion playing in contemporary global society?

The volume emphasizes religion as a lived practice, stressing that people have used and continue to use religious media to engage the circumstances of their lives.

The volume's essays should prove valuable and interesting to a broad audience, including scholars in the humanities and social sciences and a general readership, as well as students of religious studies.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 444 pages, 7 Halftones, unspecified; 6 Line drawings, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Religion: general
  • ISBN: 9780521710145



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