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Why Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion—and Vice Versa

Thomas A. Lewis

October 2017

ISBN: 9780198785255

188 pages
Paperback
216x138mm

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Price: £16.99

This work argues for the need to close the gap between the fields of the philosophy of religion and religious studies. It maps the contemporary landscape of philosophy of religion in relation to religious studies and identifies hopeful signs of change.

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This work argues for the need to close the gap between the fields of the philosophy of religion and religious studies. It maps the contemporary landscape of philosophy of religion in relation to religious studies and identifies hopeful signs of change.

  • Thematizes the relation between recent work in philosophy of religion and broader developments in religious studies
  • Signals new directions for the field by working against the gap that exists between much scholarship in philosophy of religion and important recent developments that speak to religious studies as a whole

About the Author(s)

Thomas A. Lewis, Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Brown University

Thomas A. Lewis is Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University. His publications include Freedom and Tradition in Hegel: Reconsidering Anthropology, Ethics, and Religion (2005) and Religion, Modernity, and Politics in Hegel (2011).

Table of Contents

    Introduction: Mind the Gap: Or, Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies
    1:Landscapes, Lacunae, and Prospects
    2:On the Role of Normativity in Religious Studies
    3:History in the Future of the Philosophy of Religion
    4:Beyond Comparative Religious Ethics
    5:Against Religious Literacy
    Conclusion: Hegel or Nietzsche?
    Bibliography
    Index

Reviews

Written in clear and concise prose, this ambitious work the product of supreme scholarly effort will provide students of philosophy and religion great opportunities for thought and conversation for years to come - F. A. Grabowski, CHOICE

richly interdisciplinary study of religion - Amy Hollywood, Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School

This is a major contribution to all scholars who study religion, in departments of religious studies, philosophy, and beyond, and everyone across religious studies can and should read this, for they will profit from it - Charles Mathewes, Carolyn M. Barbour Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia