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Religion in global perspective: SSSR presidential panel

Meyer, Katherine, Barker, Eileen, Ebaugh, Helen Rose and Juergensmeyer, Mark (2011) Religion in global perspective: SSSR presidential panel. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 50 (2). pp. 240-251. ISSN 0021-8294

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Abstract

Global processes present a challenge for scholarly work on religion, necessitating new concepts, theoretical and analytical models, intellectual sensitivity, and imagination. This calls for focusing on (1) cross-border interpenetration of religious organizations, beliefs, and practices; (2) variations in the potential for religious beliefs and institutions to be transported; and (3) the use of multiple frames of reference to examine the dispersion of religious cultures and communities. A presidential panel presents the need for generating new research questions, improving measurement tools, and updating methodological techniques so that social scientists of religion accurately and authentically portray the nature and expression of religion in the 21st century.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref...
Additional Information: © 2011 The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Research centres and groups > Centre for the Study of Human Rights
Research centres and groups > INFORM (Information Network Focus on Religious Movements)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2011 11:11
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37198/

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