Theory for Religious Studies

Timothy Beal William E. Deal


Theory for Religious Studies

Theory for Religious Studies

  • Title: Theory for Religious Studies
  • Author: Timothy Beal William E. Deal
  • ISBN: 9780415966399
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback



In this handy volume, two professors of religious studies provide the student of religious studies whether the motivated undergraduate, graduate student, or professor with a brief review of theorists work from the perspective of religious studies For example, in 5 10 pages, the reader will get a review of Emmanuel Levinas s work as it offers insights for scholars inIn this handy volume, two professors of religious studies provide the student of religious studies whether the motivated undergraduate, graduate student, or professor with a brief review of theorists work from the perspective of religious studies For example, in 5 10 pages, the reader will get a review of Emmanuel Levinas s work as it offers insights for scholars in religious studies, followed by a selected bibliography In short, this is a guide for students of religious studies that will take major theoretical writers in the humanities and social sciences and explain their relevance to the study of religion.


Recent Comments "Theory for Religious Studies"

This is the book that EVERY Religious Studies doctoral student should have; it should be handed out at the beginning of their graduate program and required reading for the ABD. I would have spared myself easily months of confusion and angst if I had had this book recommended to me. If it's not a perfect text, then it's at least an ESSENTIAL one.

I loved this book. When I was getting my degree in religious studies this was one of the books for my senior seminar. The book starts off describing the influence of the "predecessors" Freud, Marx, Nietzsche and Saussure. Then it has an alphabetical listing of the theorists. Some are actual theorists of religion, but most are from other social sciences--sociology, anthropology, gender studies. Their influence on religious studies and allied fields is examined. I didn't have time to read Foucault [...]


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