A sociologist learns to study religion

It took a very long time before I encountered the systematic study of religious processes and dynamics as a distinctive and expansive area of scholarship. Using an autobiographical account, I trace the development of my scholarship in the social scientific study of religion. I have now experienced a...

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Published in:Critical research on religion
Subtitles:Symposium: The Sociology of Religion and the Study of Religion: Talking to each other, not about each other
Main Author: Marti, Gerardo 1965-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Sage [2016]
In:Critical research on religion
Year: 2016, Volume: 4, Issue: 3, Pages: 267-273
Further subjects:B Sociology
B Interdisciplinarity
B sociology of religion
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:It took a very long time before I encountered the systematic study of religious processes and dynamics as a distinctive and expansive area of scholarship. Using an autobiographical account, I trace the development of my scholarship in the social scientific study of religion. I have now experienced a great diversity of approaches to the study of religion. Driven by insatiable curiosity and knowing that no one can capture religion comprehensively, I now am committed to stimulating imaginative, rigorous, and wide-ranging developments in religious scholarship. We require new, inventive, and even incompatible approaches to our study of religion if we ever hope to try adequately grasping the richness of religion.
ISSN:2050-3040
Contains:Enthalten in: Critical research on religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/2050303216676525