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Considering comparison : a method for religious studies

Author: Oliver Freiberger
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The comparative method is an integral part of religious studies. Scholars are interested in a religious phenomenon not only as situated in its particular historical context, but also as a variant of something that exists in other contexts and cultures. Comparison has been subject to criticism, however, including postcolonialist and postmodernist critiques. Older approaches are said to have used comparison to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Freiberger, Oliver, author.
Considering comparison
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018049496
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Freiberger
ISBN: 9780199965007 0199965005
OCLC Number: 1050133155
Description: xiii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The comparative method in the study of religion --
Comparison : critiques and challenges --
Comparison in theory : a scholar-centered approach --
Comparison in practice : a methodological framework --
Discourse comparison : an approach and a case study.
Responsibility: Oliver Freiberger.

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The comparative method is an integral part of religious studies, but has been subject to criticism, however, including postcolonialist and postmodernist critiques. Freiberger proposes a model of  Read more...

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