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The Study Of Religion (2nd Edition)
An Introduction To Key Ideas And Methods
by George D. Chryssides & Ron Greaves
This is not a book that looks at Religions, it is much more important than that, as it is a book that looks at how to study religion—any religion.
It takes a detailed and comprehensive look at the different methodology and key points involved in studying religion. For instance considering the underlying anthroloplogical structure of a religion, the statistical analysis—what, why, how, key figures in the study of religion.
It's a great starters guide for anyone approaching any serious academic study of religion, and it is is British based so on key and relevant to British universities and contexts.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (07/06/14)