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The Kierkegaard Indices

IV. A computational analysis of Kierkegaards Samlede Værker.

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The Kierkegaard Indices

I. Kierkegaard in translation/en traduction/in Übersetzung

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The Kierkegaard Indices

II. Fundamental polyglot Konkordans til Kierkegaards Samlede Værker.

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The Kierkegaard Indices

III. Index verborum til Kierkegaards Samlede Værker.

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Edited by Kaal and McKinnon

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Andrew McKinnon

Abstract

Sociologists of religion have long debated the definition of religion. In this article, I survey the debate and find a partially hidden consensus. This debate, in conjunction with recent criticisms of the concept "religion" in religious studies, and by drawing on Ludwig Wittgenstein's notion oflanguage games, provides helpful pointers for developing a non-essentialist conception of religion. I argue that "religion" (as a phenomenon and as a concept) is a historical and social construction, but that this does not require us to dispense with the concept altogether.