Towards Religious Ways of Knowing: Reflections on the REL Symposium and the Future of the Field

The article issues a call for scholars of religion and global politics to reach beyond dominant positivist epistemologies and methodologies—which it does not reject—and to engage in "ways of knowing" that adopt a "first person standpoint" that aims to adopt, or at least get as cl...

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Published in:The review of faith & international affairs
Main Author: Philpott, Daniel 1967- (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2021
In: The review of faith & international affairs
Further subjects:B Theology
B Positivism
B Epistemology
B Methodology
B global politics
B Religion
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Summary:The article issues a call for scholars of religion and global politics to reach beyond dominant positivist epistemologies and methodologies—which it does not reject—and to engage in "ways of knowing" that adopt a "first person standpoint" that aims to adopt, or at least get as close as possible to, the perspective of people and communities who practice religion. These might include understanding the phenomenon of religion itself from this standpoint; engaging in practical reasoning; crediting knowledge gained through testimony; and crediting faith as a mode of access to truth.
ISSN:1931-7743
Contains:Enthalten in: The review of faith & international affairs
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/15570274.2021.1989825