The reflection of religious studies
In different ways, the essays argue that some kind of critical theoretical reflection is necessary for religious studies to make sense as a discipline keywords: religious studies , discipline , specialization , secularity , pluralism , american religions. Religious studies, and all other ﬁelds that deal with questions of religion, like indology, the sociology of religion, the philosophy of religion, etc in the. The reflections from the field section of studies and theology is a forum for discussion of topics related to the profession of religious studies, and for scholars of religion to reflect on the challenges of entering social contexts for the purpose of doing research, on determining which knowledge is shared and how, and dealing research. As a religious studies graduate student, you will cultivate insights, knowledge, and meditative methods (such as mindfulness, yoga, and compassion practices) that will empower you to serve the inner and outer needs of the world, whether in the classroom, your community, through inter-religious dialog, or the larger society. A reflection on mcmaster’s religious studies department’s first yehan numata reading group with dr stuart young crystal m beaudoin mcmaster university on friday, december 4th 2015, mcmaster university’s department of re-ligious studies was pleased to commence our 2015-2016 numata bud- dhist studies program.
Reflections on the path to a religious studies major sarah settimo rel'18 was drawn to osu because she wanted a different experience than the one she had when attending a small private catholic high school. According to some, theory ensures the integrity of religious studies as an academic discipline: it is the development and application of theory to explain religion that distinguishes critical scholarship from the apologetics of theology (and, allegedly, the covert apologetics of phenomenology of religion. The master’s degree in religious studies is an interdisciplinary programme, providing professional, academic guidance, and on-site field work in the different macao religious heritage spots, as well as in historical archives, libraries and museums. Religious attitudes to crime and punishment vary, including towards capital punishment christianity teaches that sin is a part of human nature and that all people have the potential to commit crimes.
Educ3560 religious education theological reflection paper “our idea of god tells us more about ourselves than about god” thomas merton during my life, my immediate family has never acknowledged or demonstrated any. In jewish theology, the historical absence of political authority has meant that most theological reflection has happened within the context of the jewish community and synagogue, sometimes, theology and religious studies are seen as being in tension, and at other times, they are held to coexist without serious tension. Philosophy of religion is the philosophical examination of the central themes and concepts involved in religious traditions it involves all the main areas of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics and value theory, the philosophy of language, philosophy of science, law, sociology, politics, history, and so on. Reflections on teaching religious studies online by christopher f silver, university of tennessee at chattanooga published by the religious studies project, on 8 may 2013 in response to the religious studies project.
Religious studies news is the newspaper of record for the field especially designed to serve the professional needs of persons involved in teaching and scholarship in religion (broadly construed to include religious studies, theology, and sacred texts) published by the american academy of religion. The current critique of denominational education, and of denominational religious education in particular, risks undermining the place of this core subject in all schools, just at a moment when. The religious studies program offers students an in-depth reflection into the nature of religious experience and the workings of religious communities graduates of the program often go on to teach in religious-affiliated schools, enter seminary, or continue on to graduate studies.
Rel 198 religioius studies scholars' seminar 3 hours study and seminar discussion of major types of religions in history and some of their practices, values, beliefs, historical development, and theological reflection, including catholic tradition review of major theories on the nature, origin, and function of religion in human life. Practice and reflection on prayer of baptists, christian catholics, protestants, catholics, methodists and in religious studies cf johann hafner/julia enxing/andre munzinger (eds): gebetslogik. The supernatural in african epic traditions as a reflection of the religious beliefs of african societies share the supernatural in african epic traditions as a reflection of the religious beliefs of african societies africana studies at the university of western michigan holds licence es lettres in english and maîtrise es lettres. A reflection on mcmaster’s religious studies department’s final yehan numata reading group with dr levi mclaughlin crystal m beaudoin mcmaster university the department of religious studies at mcmaster university wrapped up its 2015-2016 yehan numata buddhist studies program on friday, april.
The reflection of religious studies
Reflection on religion religion has been a conflicting issue consuming my thoughts since i have been capable of independent thought growing up, i was only ever really introduced to one religion, as i have noticed is custom for many families. This course has three interrelated foci to study the impact of gender on religious beliefs and practices in the context of the contemporary united states, to explore the influence and effect of feminism, women’s studies and gender studies in the academic study of religion, and to assess current gender issues within diverse religious traditions. Theological reflection religious freedom: a year of dialogue, study, and reflection join a year-long theological dialogue y mitchem was graduated from northwestern university-garrett theological seminary in 1998 and has been a professor of religious studies and women and gender studies at university of south carolina, since 2005. Rice’s religion phd program is ranked among the top 10 programs in the usa in the discipline of religious studies, as a reflection of the faculty’s strong publication activity we house 3 academic journals in the study of religion.
By sarah imhoff editor’s note: this post is part of the reflections on islamic studies series jewish studies is full of jews this is obvious it is also surprising, for two reasons first, the diversity of jewish studies scholars compares unfavorably with other religion-centered disciplines. Religious studies is an interdisciplinary field we explore and analyze religion critically critically – in the sense of figuring out how something works, and why – not in the sense of “what is wrong with it. Religious studies, alternately 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. Published: tue, 09 may 2017 it appears that my ethical framework may be somewhat eclectic nonetheless, having happened to read the articles on deontology and utilitarianism (kay, 1997 “deontological ethics”, 2008), i have come to the conclusion that my ethical framework largely revolves around the duty aspect of deontology.
Reflections on religious studies 100 thursday, april 24, 2008 analogies in the psalms earlier this year i wrote a paper that focused on the disadvantages of using metaphors and similes in scientific writing to briefly summarize my argument, i feel that analogies, although engaging, can divert attention from the core principles of a theory. Anna shukhayeva december 4, 2012 reflection final 11am perspectives religious practices are the fundamental features of religious life, and they can consist of sacred rituals which may include sacrifices or rites of passage, ways to be healed, and pilgrimages.