Vocabulary for the Study of Religion

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Edited by: Robert A. Segal & Kocku von Stuckrad.

The Vocabulary for the Study of Religion offers a unique overview of critical terms in the study of religion(s). This first dictionary in English covers a broad spectrum of theoretical topics used in the academic study of religion, including those from adjacent disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, historiography, theology, philology, literary studies, psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, and political sciences.

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Nomads

(2,495 words)

Author(s): Bahram Tavakolian
Abstract: Nomads today represent only 0.5% of the world’s population. Yet their adaptive strategies demonstrate the possibilities and advantages of migratory patterns of residence and social organiza…
Date: 2014-09-16

Numinous

(1,295 words)

Author(s): Gregory D. Alles
Abstract: “Numinous” is a term developed by Rudolf Otto, a German theologian and philosopher of religion, for the non-conceptualizable but nonetheless apprehensible dimension of “the Holy.” Although …