This guide curates a collection of article databases, library resources, links, and research tips compiled by the librarians at the Tulane Libraries, to help you find research materials on religious studies, including comparative and world religion as well as a range of specific religions and types of religions, from animism to Zoroastrianism. Religious studies encompass multiple interdisciplinary areas, including anthropology, art history, history, literature , philosophy , sociology , and more. Because course offerings overlap and research in religious studies draws on many disciplines, you may also want to check related Tulane library subject guides, such as:. It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older.
Teaching the Paranormal and the Occult: Editor’s Introduction
Teaching the Paranormal and the Occult: Editor’s Introduction | Religious Studies News
Because conspiracy theories suddenly a hot topic once again — and especially their links to religion and especially New Age religions — I have a few speaking engagements coming up. There are a lot of other great speakers too, including my friends and collaborators Carole Cusack and Chris Cotter. Bringing together an interdisciplinary panel of esteemed specialists the round table explores such questions as: To what extent does conspiracy thinking feed extremism? How are e. What are the contemporary particularities in the circulation of conspiracy theories?
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Religious studies , also known as the study of religion , is an academic field devoted to research into religious beliefs, behaviors , and institutions. It describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasizing systematic, historically based, and cross-cultural perspectives. While theology attempts to understand the transcendent or supernatural forces such as deities , religious studies tries to study religious behavior and belief from outside any particular religious viewpoint. Religious studies draws upon multiple disciplines and their methodologies including anthropology , sociology , psychology , philosophy , and history of religion. Religious studies originated in the 19th century, when scholarly and historical analysis of the Bible had flourished, and Hindu and Buddhist texts were first being translated into European languages.