Theories of Religion

Faculteit Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode THRMTRCE10
Vaknaam Theories of Religion
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Theories of Religion and Culture
Leerdoelen After successfully completing this course, students will have an understanding of the major positions in the study of religion and culture. They are able to reflect on the theories, methods, and techniques of the program and its disciplines. Students acquire an advanced understanding of the terminology, perspectives, and problems in the study of religion, and they can formulate their own reasoned position with relation to one specific subfield of research.
Omschrijving Today, most scholars conceptualize ‘religion’ primarily as a cultural phenomenon, using insights, methods, and theories that are also applied in cultural studies. This course unit explores some of the key issues and texts of the academic study of religion. Students will encounter important ideas that have influenced the development of the study of religion, become acquainted with the key figures who shaped these ideas, analyze influential texts, and discuss issues posed by the introduction of new concepts and methods.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm seminar
(presentation(s) in class; book review; final paper)
Vaksoort research master
Docent(en) prof. dr. C.K.M. von Stuckrad
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Readings will be made available through a syllabus.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Programme Theology and Religious Studies (Research) 1 semester I a keuzegroep
Ma Programme Theology and Religious Studies (Research) 1 semester I a verplicht