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Hip-Hop and the Study of Religion

Diagnoses and Possibilities

L. Benjamin Rolsky

-hop and religion, Religion and Hip-Hop sets the terms for future work on the topic in a manner that defines parameters while making amble room for further investigations and explorations into the complexities and play inherent in the art form. Such methodological and epistemic diversity, along with the

Jeffrey R. Carter

DESCRIPTION IS NOT EXPLANATION: A METHODOLOGY OF COMPARISON JEFFREY R. CARTER This essay presents a methodological framework for the comparative study of religion by analyzing academic description and explanation. It demonstrates how these two methods are in fact different forms of comparison

Michael Lambek

To be an adherent of a tradition is always to enact some further stage in the development of one’s tradition. (MacIntyre 1988 :11) Epistemological Considerations Across the Disciplines I begin with two claims. 1 The first is that behind questions of methodology lie those of epistemology

Russell T. McCutcheon

1997 essay, I thought could work together. For what I once termed theory-as-critique I would today rather name more precisely as a rigorous historicization of the tools (including the categories) that we, as scholars, use—an exercise in keeping, I would argue, with understanding methodology as the

John Daniels

How new is neo-phenomenology? A comparison of the methodologies of Gerardus van der Leeuw and Jacques Waardenburg JOHN DANIELS Abstract In this article, an attempt is made to relate the "intuitive" classical phe- nomenology of Gerardus van der Leeuw and the neo-phenomenology of Jacques

John Daniels

How new is neo-phenomenology? A comparison of the methodologies of Gerardus van der Leeuw and Jacques Waardenburg JOHN DANIELS Abstract In this article, an attempt is made to relate the "intuitive" classical phe- nomenology of Gerardus van der Leeuw and the neo-phenomenology of Jacques

John C. Seitz

point into a broader reflection on methods in the ethnographic study of religion. It will be helpful to have some of the details of Val’s experience in mind before venturing onto the terrain of methodological reflection. In fact, it is precisely the particularity of Val’s feelings that I want to lift up

Sigmund A. Wagner-Tsukamoto

). As correct as such criticism may be from an empirical, behavioral perspective, other economists have expressed the view that this type of criticism is irrelevant, largely because the model of homo economicus methodologically undergirds only empirical and theoretical research in mainstream economics

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Edited by Christopher Hartney and Daniel Tower

This volume significantly advances the academic debate surrounding the taxonomy and the categorisation of ‘indigenous religion’. Developing approaches from leading scholars in the field, this edited volume provides the space for established and rising voices to discuss the highly problematic topic of how indigenous 'religion' can be defined and conceptualised. Constructing the Indigenous highlights the central issues in the debate between those supporting and refining current academic frameworks and those who would argue that present thinking remains too dependant on misunderstandings that arise from definitions of religion that are too inflexible, and from problems caused by the World Religion paradigm. This book will prove essential reading for those that wish to engage with contemporary discussions regarding the definitions of religion and their relations to the indigenous category.

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Edited by Brian Grim, Todd M. Johnson, Vegard Skirbekk and Gina Zurlo

The Yearbook of International Religious Demography presents an annual snapshot of the state of religious statistics around the world. Every year large amounts of data are collected through censuses, surveys, polls, religious communities, scholars, and a host of other sources. These data are collated and analyzed by research centers and scholars around the world. Large amounts of data appear in analyzed form in the World Religion Database (Brill), aiming at a researcher’s audience. The Yearbook presents data in sets of tables and scholarly articles spanning social science, demography, history, and geography. Each issue offers findings, sources, methods, and implications surrounding international religious demography. Each year an assessment is made of new data made available since the previous issue of the yearbook.

Contributors are: Todd Johnson, Gina Zurlo, Peter Crossing, Juan Cruz Esquivel, Fortunato Mallimaci, Annalisa Butticci, Brian Grim, Philip Connor, Ken Chitwood, Vegard Skirbekk, Marcin Stonawski, Rodrigo Franklin de Sousa, Davis Brown, Juan Carlos Esparza Ochoa, and Maria Concepción Servín Nieto.