Chapter 7 Geo Widengren and Swedish Phenomenology of Religion versus Italian Comparative Historical Typology

In: The Legacy, Life and Work of Geo Widengren and the Study of the History of Religions after World War II
Giovanni Casadio
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This chapter includes a personal description of Geo Widengren as well as a critical discussion about the connection between Italian scholars, like Raffaele Pettazzoni, Ugo Bianchi and Gherardo Gnoli and Geo Widengren. The chapter also includes a description and analysis of the study of phenomenology and comparative historical typologies; two topics that were of great importance for Geo Widengren.

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