This history-based introduction to the study of religion introduces the main methods, theories and theorists in the field. This book engages with leading figures from the history of anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy and theology who have influenced the study of religion. It reveals how the study of religion evolved in response to great cultural conflicts and major historical events. It also considers the influence of inner experience, tacking issues such as human survival and wish-fulfilment.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd