The science of religion : a defence : essays by Donald Wiebe / edited, introduced, and critiqued by Anthony J. Palma
- Wiebe, Donald, 1943-
- Uniform Title:
- Essays. Selections
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Religion, Religious Studies, and Science -- 1.Explanation and the Scientific Study of Religion / Donald Wiebe -- 2.Is a Science of Religion Possible? / Donald Wiebe -- 3.Theory in the Study of Religion / Donald Wiebe -- 4.Beyond the Skeptic and the Devotee: Reductionism in the Scientific Study of Religion / Donald Wiebe -- 5.Postscript: on Method, Metaphysics, and Reductionism / Donald Wiebe -- pt. 2 Conceptual Debates in the Academic Study of Religion -- 6.The Role of Belief in the Study of Religion: a Response to Wilfred Cantwell Smith / Donald Wiebe -- 7.Disciplinary Axioms, Boundary Conditions, and the Academic Study of Religion: Comments on Pals and Dawson / Donald Wiebe -- 8.On the Transformation of `Belief and the Domestication of `Faith' in the Academic Study of Religion / Donald Wiebe -- 9.`Understanding' in Religious Studies: a Gnostic Aberration in the Modern Study of Religion? / Donald Wiebe -- 10.Beyond Thick Descriptions and Interpretive Sciences: Explaining Religious Meaning / Donald Wiebe -- pt. 3 In Defence of a Science of Religion -- 11.`Why the Academic Study of Religion?': Motive and Method in the Study of Religion / Donald Wiebe -- 12.`Taking Religion Seriously': Eric Sharpe's Comparative Religion - History as Apology / Donald Wiebe -- 13.On Theological Resistance to the Scientific Study of Religion: Values and the Value-Free Study of Religion / Donald Wiebe -- 14.Dissolving Rationality: the Anti-Science Phenomenon and Its Implications for the Study of Religion / Donald Wiebe -- 15.Transcending Religious Language: towards the Recovery of an Academic Agenda / Donald Wiebe.
9789004385061 (electronic bk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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