Religious Studies: A Global View

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Gregory D. Alles
Routledge, 2008 - Religion - 353 pages
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Drawing on recent developments in the comparative study of religion, this book explores the trends of the past sixty years from a global perspective. Each of the ten chapters covers the study of religion in a different region of the world, from Europe and the Americas to Asia and the Far East. Topics covered include:

  • local background to the study of religions
  • formation of religious studies in the region
  • important thinkers and writings
  • institutions
  • interregional diversity and interregional connections
  • emerging issues.

This book is a major contribution to the field of religious studies and a valuable reference for scholars, researchers and graduate students.

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About the author (2008)

Gregory D. Alles is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Coordinator of Cross-Cultural Studies at Western Maryland College.

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