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Marsha Aileen Hewitt

reality and power, the this-sidedness of his thinking in practice. The dispute over the reality or non-reality of think- ing which is isolated from practice is a purely scholastic question. Not only the second thesis on Feuerbach but also the famous elev- enth thesis constitutes the methodological core

John R. Shook

to science of religion. But they are no substitute for a philosophical investigation into methodological procedures applied to the question of god-belief’s naturality and normality for humanity. Assigning the label of “innate” for what is regarded as natural, normal, inherent, inborn, and

Wouter J. Hanegraaff

on Mircea Eliade (Segal 1983; 1989a; Pals 1986; Idinopulos - Yonan 1994), one misses the realization that, whatever methodology one may consider appropriate for Religionswissenschaft, it does not follow automatically that this methodol- 1. The research for this article was supported by the Foundation


Edited by Wolfgang Vondey and Martin Mittelstadt

In The Theology of Amos Yong and the New Face of Pentecostal Scholarship, Wolfgang Vondey and Martin William Mittelstadt gather a table of experts on one of the most influential voices in current Pentecostal theology. The authors provide an introduction and critical assessment of Yong’s biblical foundations, hermeneutics, epistemology, philosophical presuppositions, trinitarian theology, theology of religions, ecumenical and interfaith relations, theology of disability, engagement with contemporary culture, and participation in the theology and science conversation. These diverse topics are pursued through the complementary perspectives that together shape Yong’s methodology: pneumatology, pentecostalism, and the possibility of renewal. The contributors invite a more thorough reading of Yong’s work and propose a more substantial engagement with the new face of Pentecostal scholarship.

Contributors include Andrew Carver, Jacob D. Dodson, Jeff Hittenberger, Mark Mann, Martin William Mittelstadt, L. William Oliverio, Jr., David A. Reed, Tony Richie, Christopher A. Stephenson, Steven M. Studebaker, Paraskevè (Eve) Tibbs, and Wolfgang Vondey.

Bretislav Horyna

research and the methodological basis in each phase of its development. In writing this historical survey I stress the present situation and the preconditions for the further development of the study of religions; the past, whatever it may be, belongs to the past and it must not be regarded as an excuse

Julie Ingersoll

conducting the interviews had their own disciplinary conversations but likely didn’t know the conversation to which I referred. My nascent theoretical and methodological commitments were clearly in the camp with those who, in simple terms, draw a distinction between the study of religion and the practice

Kristoffer L. Nielbo, Donald M. Braxton and Afzal Upal

therefore naïve. The computational approach offers excellent tools for multilevel analysis in general and as methodological pluralists in the study of religion, we want to advance an argument for the utility of the computational approach in the study of religion. During the last thirty years there has

Approaches to Visual Culture and Religion

Disciplinary Trajectories, Interdisciplinary Connections, and Some Suggestions for Further Progress

Christoph Uehlinger

, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary cross—an easy location to get puzzled and lose sight of priorities (epistemological, theoretical, methodological) no less than conceptual innocence. “Visual culture” may be understood in a non-specific, general sense pointing to any kind of cultural entity, from individual

Alessandro Testa

1998 ). A kind of hidden sensibility, however, had filtered through these studies: together with the doubtless historical reality of the importance of certain festivals in certain cultures, together with the theoretical refinement of the methodological tools to broach the study of them with, together

Mark Q. Gardiner

understanding language offers methodological utility and advantages to the scholar of religion that exceed any lingering problems or theoretical distaste that may remain. To start, I will use the term “truth-conditional semantics” ( TCS ) in the singular despite there being a range of differing views