Making Religion

Theory and Practice in the Discursive Study of Religion


Volume Editors: Frans Wijsen and Kocku von Stuckrad
Discursive approaches to the study of religion have received a lot of attention recently. Making Religion brings together leading theorists in the field who explore the theoretical and practical dimensions of the analysis of religious discourse. The volume provides an overview of current debates in the field, extends and improves upon contemporary theories and methodologies, and contributes to the discipline more broadly by flagging the importance of this emerging field of research. The combination of theoretical reflection and practical application of discourse analysis as a tool to study religion opens up new perspectives for future research.

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Frans Wijsen, Ph.D. (Nijmegen, 1994) is professor of empirical and practical religious studies at Radboud University, Nijmegen. He has published on indigenous religions and Islam in Tanzania, Islam and Muslim – Christian relations in Indonesia, and immigrants in The Netherlands.

Kocku von Stuckrad, Ph.D. (Bremen, 1999), is professor of religious studies at the University of Groningen. He has published extensively on the cultural history of religion in Europe, with a focus on genealogies of discourses and pluralities of knowledge systems.

Contributors are: Helge Årsheim, Stephanie Garling, Adrian Hermann, Titus Hjelm, Mitsutoshi Horii, George Ioannides, Jay Johnston, Reiner Keller, Jens Köhrsen, Marcus Moberg, Heinrich Wilhelm Schäfer, Leif-Hagen Seibert, Adrián Tovar Simoncic, Kocku von Stuckrad, Teemu Taira, and Frans Wijsen.
All interested in discourse analysis and its application to the study of religion, including undergraduate and graduate students.