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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Ontology

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Author(s): Gary Rosenkrantz | Joshua Hoffman
Abstract: This entry elucidates ontology as the study of the categories of being, surveys important historical and contemporary understandings of ontology, explores its central concepts, and discusse…