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Theology and Religious Studies By Edited by Maya Warrier

Theology and Religious Studies
by Edited by Maya Warrier

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Explores the relationship between the disciplines of Religious Studies and Theology. This volume examines whether the two disciplines are strange bedfellows sharing little in common but bedding together out of sheer habit, or whether there is something that the two share in an organic sense, which sustains the link between them.
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Theology and Religious Studies: An Exploration of Disciplinary Boundaries by Edited by Maya Warrier

This is a crucial volume exploring the relationship between the disciplines of Religious Studies and Theology."Theology and Religious Studies" seeks to explore the relationship between the disciplines of Religious Studies and Theology. In particular, it aims to examine whether the two disciplines are strange bedfellows sharing little in common but bedding together out of sheer habit, or whether there is something that the two share in an organic sense, which sustains the link between them.These questions have important implications not just for how the respective disciplines define themselves and their boundaries, but also for their place in the secular context of higher education in modern universities. The question of how the two are related is one that concerns all scholars of religion, since it has important implications for approach and method in the study of religions. Particularly relevant are questions to do with subjectivity, objectivity, and reflexivity in the study of religion; 'insider' and 'outsider' approaches; 'scientific' and 'theological' methodologies; and 'public'/'private' dichotomies in defining the 'secular' and the 'religious'.This volume is based on a seminar series conducted over 2005-06 in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, at the University of Wales, Lampeter, UK. It brings together papers presented by leading scholars of Theology and Religious Studies on various aspects of their respective disciplines. These include origins; history; founding premises; orientations; methodology; engagement with feminist and post-colonial critiques; and shifts in theoretical paradigms over time. The intended result is the generation of dialogue between the two disciplines, and a self-reflexive examination of what each is about. There is very little available literature attempting such a dialogue between Theology and Religious Studies, and this book will fill a crucial gap in this area.

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Theology and Religious Studies Reviews


'This book raises important, contemporary questions about the relationship between Theology and Religious Studies. The editors have done an exemplary job in bringing together scholars in both fields and in demonstrating their shared domains of interest. This book should be read by all interested in the nature of religion and the nature of the discourse about it.'
Professor Gavin Flood

About Edited by Maya Warrier


Dr Maya Warrier is a Lecturer in Indian Religion at the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK. She is the author of Hindu Selves in a Modern World: Guru Faith in the Mata Amritanandamayi Mission (Routledge-Curzon, 2005). Dr Simon Oliver is Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology in the University of Wales, Lampeter UK. He is author of Philosophy, God and Motion (Routledge, 2005) and Radical Orthodoxy: An Introduction (Routledge, forthcoming).

Table of Contents


Introduction - Dr Maya Warrier, University of Wales, Lampeter; SECTION 1: Concepts and Categories in Theology and Religious Studies; Anthropology, religion and time: an anthropological perspective on Theology and Religious Studies - Dr Timothy Jenkins, University of Cambridge, UK; Mediating between 'lifeworlds' and 'systems': a response to Timothy Jenkins - Dr Mark Cartledge, University of Birmingham, UK; Phenomenology at the crossroads: the debate between theological and scientific approaches to the study of religion - Professor James L. Cox, University of Edinburgh, UK; Gynocritical and gender- critical turns in Theology and Religious Studies: a paradigm shift or dead end? - Professor Ursula King, University of Bristol, UK; SECTION 2: The Disciplines and Their Boundaries; Bridging the gap between Theology and Religious Studies: the significance of new frameworks of thinking in New Testament interpretation - Dr Kathy Ehrensperger, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK; On the coming together of Theology and Religious Studies - Professor Paul Badham, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK; The debate on disciplinary identity in the historiography of Religious Studies - Dr Steven Sutcliffe, University of Edinburgh, UK. 'Religious ethics' and 'Christian ethics': What are scholars for? - Dr Neil Messer, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK; What, if anything, can Theology offer to Religious Studies? - Dr Simon Oliver, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK; Jesus at the borders of belief: a phenomenological test of a pluralist Christology - Gregory A. Barker, Trinity College, Carmarthen, UK; SECTION 3: Practical Issues in Teaching and Learning; Failing Religious Studies - Dr Chris Arthur, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK; Religious Studies and Theology in the context of secular higher education - Dr Gwilym Beckerlegge, University College Cork, Ireland; 'Learning about and learning from': reflections on the significance of Theology/Religious Studies debates for modern Religious Education - Dr Wendy Dossett, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK; Ritualisation and Religious Studies: theory, practice and the experiential learning process in post-traditional society - Professor Richard Roberts, University of Stirling, UK.

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GOR009950826
Theology and Religious Studies: An Exploration of Disciplinary Boundaries by Edited by Maya Warrier
Edited by Maya Warrier
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2008-05-01
240
0567032361
9780567032362
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