The aim of this paper is to give an outline of key approaches to the study of media and religion, and to direct you towards resources that can help you explore these in more depth. Keywords: faith, tradition, transcendence, method, temperamental attitude 2.1 Theological Approach Early religious studies as a scientific discipline started from the second half of the 19th century. hޔW͊�7|�����Ʒ�LBX�r0a��ɚe�ۧ�S�B��a��lw�ZU-Ն��"�Z-F���n"���!m�^mh�h����M�v��F�w�6&��m 't� ���M��6�3�kgjo8s 8K��� �-���f �����]�4��1�-o���ё77�fSs�հ� ��6p�# m' ��3y��R@�D8��Q�B��ҕ�t mt"P�H�f]�@��D2y`�g�g3홼��ӗ��P! It occupies itself with the unique content of analyzing the supernatural, but also deals with religious epistemology, asks and seeks to answer the question of revelation. In this paper, I examine whether approaches from CSR, especially the study of content biases in the transmission of beliefs, Our focus is the believers themselves in what they do and think. 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Because interactionists study one-on-one, everyday interactions between individuals, a scholar using this approach might ask questions focused on this dynamic. 0000030677 00000 n “Theological Approaches” in Peter Connoly (ed. h�4��m1[a�ӏ"`��r]�������8{0Hx���a]�TI���Y�e����j^3�>M#l��3,���~�_eT{�>��~~�3�طi��Mݓw�����=}7��������[g�����P�Y�:ۜ6:m;;�����3�0�dQ�dϖ�gYN�}�c��R��Vj�v�N*@$@$@$@�>$������*� 0 ]}�L A: Theology differs from religious studies in that it focuses more closely on the study of God and faith rather than in the critical investigation of religions. approaches to the study of religion into dialogue with more traditionally trained scholars of religion. personal religious faith and are meant to shape the future. The Academic Study of Religion Difference between anthropological and theological approach to the study of religion? PDF; 2. 0000014893 00000 n 0000002441 00000 n On this sort of approach, religious experience is sometimes conceived not so much as an encounter with God considered as a particular item of experience, but more as a matter of seeing “in depth” the religious significance of a material context. 0000001766 00000 n H�\��n�0��y��C��tBZi+q���(��(�o? Religion is based on faith and beliefs, especially in the acceptance of superhuman powers in the form of God or Gods. "Three Approaches to Practical Theology, Theological Education, and the Church’s Ministry. Although I cannot make the full case here, I sketch a preliminary defense of the third approach, in the context of recent debates in political theory. Criticizing religion. This approach is known as comparative religion. or “purified religion” where “you study his goodness in order to be like him.” 3 • Theology is called functional when God stands for whatever functions as one’s ultimate meaning in life. The theologian Paul Tillich emphasized that for existence to be human it requires meaning. G Cahalan, Kathleen A. Is an approach different from perspective. The Reductionist Perspective. People come to the study of religion for many reasons, most of which are so obvious as to not require explication. * This text is an enhanced version of World Religions in Dialogue: A Comparative Theological Approach (Winona, MN: Anselm Academic, 2013). Furthermore the religious theologian may have greater problems… Her reconstruction requires two dialectical movements. But it’s one thing to know how other people thought and acted, but quite another to commit oneself to certain truths and ways of acting as revealed in one’s personal faith. Although theology had been thought of as ultimate knowledge, in post-Enlightenment thought, religion came to be seen by many in the West as a hindrance to progress and the advancement of human knowledge. In some ways an atheist is best placed to bring theological approaches to the study of religion through greater objectives: there is no ontological desire to show God exists let alone in a good light. Psychology of religion The study of the psychology of religion emphasizes the varieties of reli­ gious experience. A Theological Answer' by Nigel Ajay Kumar. “The notion that such a study is the objective and comparative study of religion. If religion is a western concept that has been used to shore up the authority of the colonial and sovereign state, through shifting, arbitrary demarcations between “religion” tradition, culture, reason, and the nation, then scholars should be wary of treating it as a stable, coherent object of academic study. startxref The Comparative Study of Religions World Religions: A Voyage of Discovery, Fourth Edition, considers one religion at a time, chapter by chapter. more suitable for academic study), the emergence of phenomena such as televangelism led to renewed interest in the relationships between media and religion. 0000003262 00000 n endstream endobj 283 0 obj <>stream The theologian attempts to bring a rigger in interpreting and explaining religion. 0000004149 00000 n ), Approaches to the Study of Religion. 0000002237 00000 n 0000034689 00000 n G /�E�#�N$�ԐDbчJ���dȂ���R����;�O���v���P�0˶���i���n�Q,���ו�}5 0000005271 00000 n PDF; Paperback; Redeem Token. Theological reflection is a spiritual discipline in self-care and in personal and professional growth. 0 Methodologies. comparative theology as having the same approach. Extract. <<833459E09D00D643AE69F105B5045CA3>]/Prev 597934>> Four main reasonshave been suggested for this (Frankenberry & Thie 1994: 2–4). Keywords: Comparative Theology; religious studies; religious truth-claims 1. Sociology is one such approach that this essay will be looking at through its founding fathers Emile Durkheim, Max Weber and Karl Marx. 0000013426 00000 n Methodological Approaches to the Study of Religion. Theology is the systematic study of the nature of the divine and, more broadly, of religious belief. 0000018726 00000 n G Theory in general seems to have become suspect and energy and attention was focused �� � 0000004564 00000 n First, from theseventeenth to the nineteenth century, the perspective of whiteEuropean males dominated the formative period of philosophy ofreligion to such an extent that it was hard to see how the distortionsof this long tradition might be overcome. We may call this, as Bettis does, ‘psychological descriptions’, for the phenomenological method concerns itself with the activity itself rather than the object of the activity. 0000022940 00000 n Theology is also more closely associated with religious schools, such as the training you receive at a theological seminary. %PDF-1.5 %���� G 0000011826 00000 n ;F��H��(��}�A^�N:xw}]⤯�m���ը/xk��F�i�iY�o�U���r'� The term theological method refers to a scientific method of studying religion. Academic excellence We offer a challenging and exciting range of areas for undergraduate study and our teaching staff are at the frontier of their specialist fields. 0000003784 00000 n In “Divine Women” (1993b [first published 1987]) and “Belief Itself” (1993b [first presented 1980]) Irigaray’s approach to the topic of divinity is profoundly immanentalizing, compared to traditional theology and philosophy of religion, even as her interest appears concentrated on the meaning of (women’s) transcendence. {�U��������z���\���5�Z{ӫ��\렼�vh'�,� ^U��T�kա|ڦhh��� �����ԑ_oEK�78U���7TiH#��F��6���X�.���r*ݞ�p�|�T�~M�8ΙO�'�x���SP�n��^x�|>'R?��I,3aCR�>D���>r�]�'̰�a���k�`=d�3��� �/�_8 approaches to religious traditions. Phenomenology of religion is distinct from historical, sociological, anthropological, philosophical, and theological approaches to the study of religion. The cultural transmission of theological concepts remains an underexplored topic in the cognitive science of religion (CSR). Typically, these sub-disciplines have included homi- letics, liturgies, religious education and formation, pastoral care, church administration, and social mission. A: Theology differs from religious studies in that it focuses more closely on the study of God and faith rather than in the critical investigation of religions. Religion and ‘The Study of Religions’ has many approaches which try to investigate the core of what religion is and what it means to the people who practice it. the study of the theology of religions Jaco Beyers Department of Science of Religion and Missiology University of Pretoria South Africa Introduction1 It is commonplace that our world has become plural in more than one way (Kärkkäinen 2003:18). Religion, however, was there long before, and along with it different approaches. Methodology. Find sample essays on related topics: Religion and Theology. Internationally recognized scholars from many parts of the world provide a critical survey of recent developments and achievements in the global field of religious studies. The Politics of Religious Studies: The Continuing Conflict with Theology in the Academy. Sociology in general looks at people’s dynamics and explains a group’s influence. �lp���ÓYᲕ?�E�56L M9i���4w�*��2 ��lLE#�e�+us<>�%1�W�xB�G����r?�k�_f��� U� 5��a>����5~t�c�*i�t���*���-::�l�а�(�IIٸ��*Wb���II�������2����PF���[+�Vb ��`~f�'\" ���+?�a!� ���Xʖ��"�A+�!A�X3��1��+G8�}揔�-� ��@�!�@l�X��00KDi��C[��S��f"� d�j� What I want to draw to your attention is the idea of altered perceptionimplicit in the quote at the top of this page. In the United States, practical theology has long been the discipline within the theological education curriculum that defines the sub-disciplines and courses in ministry. 0000006682 00000 n Pastoral theology: the study of theology in the context of pastoral ministry to individuals and communities . As de Vries puts it: `The nineteenth-century scholars made abundant use of the new materials. H��T]kSA}����d����VD�P�T䒤m45�J���ٹ�U(����ٙ�gg�����;гgӳ�oN����/N_>�u��l�0%v�O�E��6m��W���n����վ{�wӞ?�N��~���'~��[Y ���*yMʎ|0���~�M�O�/ݫ�x̻ΚH?�@g ���-}�diN]�&V���6Һ� 9���N�..J[�6zsԳǣ��P���jɇ����y�nnv'\&�av��Ӱ��ɧ�����#�d�8\o����j ������o���`V�_t�� One of the primary goals in the scholarly study of religion is to encourage you to view the subject from perspectives not your own, and to study religions that are less familiar to you, in cultural and social cont… … Theology is also more closely associated with religious schools, such as the training you receive at a theological seminary. Thus in principle it is the study of all religions from a viewpoint not isolated within any one of them. 0000007582 00000 n Explain the theological approach to the study of religion. Here is the general difference between the two though. An anthropological approach to the study of religion (which is not to say that the study of religion is simply a sub-field of anthropology) is distinguished from a confessional, religious, or theological approach (theos is an ancient Greek term for “deity” or “god”) which is generally concerned with determining the nature, will, or wishes of a god or the gods. 282 0 obj <>stream Wiebe, Donald, 1999. 0000014213 00000 n Fourth, there are scholars whose phenomenology of religion is influenced by philosophical phenomenology. endstream endobj 1 0 obj <>/Metadata 204 0 R/Outlines 208 0 R/Pages 2 0 R/StructTreeRoot 52 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 2 0 obj <> endobj 3 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 2 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/StructParents 0/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 7 0 obj <> endobj 11 0 obj <> endobj 19 0 obj <> endobj 20 0 obj <> endobj 23 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 2 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/StructParents 1/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 25 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 2 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/StructParents 2/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 27 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 2 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/StructParents 3/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 29 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 2 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/StructParents 4/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 31 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 2 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/StructParents 5/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 33 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 2 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/StructParents 6/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 35 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 2 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/StructParents 7/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 37 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 2 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/StructParents 8/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 39 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 2 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/StructParents 9/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 41 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 2 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/StructParents 10/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 43 0 obj <> endobj 44 0 obj <> endobj 45 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 2 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/StructParents 11/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 47 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 2 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/StructParents 12/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 49 0 obj <>/MediaBox[0 0 612 792]/Parent 2 0 R/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/StructParents 13/Tabs/S/Type/Page>> endobj 51 0 obj <> endobj 53 0 obj <> endobj 198 0 obj [226] endobj 199 0 obj <>stream Thus, theology literally means the word of god or the study of god. 0000000016 00000 n The theological approach to the study of religion is also sometimes called a "theology of religion", where one would look at particularly how a "religion" defines itself. xref Extract. endstream endobj 62 0 obj <>stream “Theological Approaches” in Peter Connoly (ed. w5��Q�+���Bb=���Bda�PY�,dV�|�Y�,���J��� �z�i The issue of methodological approach in the study of religion has remained an enigma to many scholars of science of religion (religionswissenshaft) for many centuries. 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Approaches to the study of religion and film differ among scholars; functionalist approaches for instance view film as a site in which religion is manifested, while theological approaches examine film as a reflection of God's presence in all things. �� � This episode has not been transcribed yet. Theory in the Study of Religion 285 logical unity underlying the work of `early' scholars such as Tylor, Lange, Marett, Spencer, Frazer,et al., it must be admitted however, is lacking. Is there a phenomenology that isdistinctive of religious experience? The Inside Perspective versus the Outside Perspective; 4. ' Thus in principle it is the study of all religions from a viewpoint not isolated within any one of them. Religious Studies tends to be more aligned with the social sciences. The aim of this paper is to give an outline of key approaches to the study of media and religion, and to direct you towards resources that can help you explore these in more depth. _____ Within the broad field of work on media and religion, it seems legitimate to distinguish four overlapping approaches: 1. 0000010327 00000 n Earlier, he was research scholar in the Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society in Bangalore, and co-worker in the Ecumenical Centre, Hendrik Kraemer House, Berlin. %PDF-1.3 %���� In fact, they were perhaps even too eager and hurried . This depends drastically on the school and philosophy of the department offering the classes. G 81 0 obj <>stream 0000057156 00000 n The Academic Study of Religion Difference between anthropological and theological approach to the study of religion? 0000004814 00000 n 0000038689 00000 n Comparative Religious Studies; 6. 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' Commentators on religious experience disagree on the significance ofphenomenological considerations. endstream endobj 58 0 obj <> endobj 59 0 obj <>stream London: Cassell, pp. Sociology is one such approach that this essay will be looking at through its founding fathers Emile Durkheim, Max Weber and Karl Marx. �-�i���� �T�7�n�O��p���\��7������q���,C�e��V�K5�V=���m���y�b�_�sA�~�K=40�U ��7i�O&�>� ���������ߕit�pj�㐉4�'�3�9�y� 9aN��"�̚��Lg&G�#��D��'�|��I��9��9"fE�9(vP�9�)�9�)�9�)�9�}^��Ol� �yO�����Ιsb�����H�&��2;r0�`����!���D��]6�|�E}w[�w����£Q�a�XEC� H�\��n�0E�� It is unique among the scientific approaches in that it places the upmost priority on the person’s religious quests. %%EOF The purpose of studying religion is to make the strange familiar, and the familiar strange. updated 2 years ago. It looks at the importance of religion for the individual, and the range of religious manifestations. Because interactionists study one-on-one, everyday interactions between individuals, a scholar using this approach might ask questions focused on this dynamic. It is not the question whether God exists but what functions as one’s God. 0000003897 00000 n �о�aS�Αø�h-�R{����e� �I. The Study of Religion : A Historical Approach (1967), such discoveries were seldom considered in their own right; seldom allowed to `speak for themselves' . A few scholars, such as Max Scheler (1874–1928) and Paul Ricoeur (b. ��;�wX��5�Ű#: �4�ӰN#: �4�ӰN#�k3��?��2�t�`����9j ߅��Z��F�ASO�+� v��h 0000010967 00000 n and theological theories so as not to bring any presuppositions into the study of religion. h�b```b``�a`c`��ad@ AV�(G� �Ac��� ��l.�x�׷I�`� "�'X 1913), explicitly identify much of their work with philosophical phenomenology. trailer phenomenology of religion is one of the major approaches within religious studies. New York: St Martin’s Press. 0000008402 00000 n 0000004481 00000 n Dupuis (1997:7) indicates that the theology of religion asks from a Christian perspective what religion is, and seeks to interpret the universal religious … 44 0 obj <> endobj Theology, on the other hand, is the study of religion. 0000006226 00000 n The theological approach to the study of religion has therefore been called by some scholars methodological theism. endstream endobj 60 0 obj <> endobj 61 0 obj <>stream Yet as a theological exercise its focus stretches well beyond the personal. endstream endobj 45 0 obj <>]/Pages 40 0 R/StructTreeRoot 28 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 46 0 obj <>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/Properties<>/MC1<>>>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 391.181 612.283]/Type/Page>> endobj 47 0 obj <> endobj 48 0 obj <> endobj 49 0 obj <> endobj 50 0 obj <> endobj 51 0 obj <> endobj 52 0 obj <> endobj 53 0 obj <> endobj 54 0 obj <>stream 0000009219 00000 n endstream endobj 55 0 obj <> endobj 56 0 obj <> endobj 57 0 obj <>stream New York: St Martin’s Press. To date, a much larger literature exists under the rubric of feministtheology than of feminist philosophy of religion. 0000009979 00000 n In this post, I briefly set out three distinct approaches to the study of religion: criticizing religion, upholding religion, and disaggregating religion. This type of theology states that the foundation for a theology of religions might be found better in dialogue (therefore an experience of the religious Other) than in theology. This subject covers theological reflection on and technical debate about the phenomenon of religion with a view to a theological theory of religion. H�\��j�0E�� (PDF) Theological Approaches to the Study of Religion US textbook | Paul Hedges - Academia.edu In the development of the study of religion as a new discipline in the twentieth century, the pioneers of the field were often at pains to stress that what they did was different from theology. This Companion offers an introduc-tion to the history and characteristics of liberation theology in its various forms in different parts of … Religion and ‘The Study of Religions’ has many approaches which try to investigate the core of what religion is and what it means to the people who practice it. And if there is, do we have areliable vocabulary to describe it? 0000002851 00000 n ������*��j���j��i�>�zaP�u@Pԟ;� ���h �U�4 ���V�+�� In fact, theology studies religious faith and practice, especially the study of God and of God’s relation to the world. 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Methodological Approaches to the Study of Religion; 2.1 Theological Approach; 2.2 Philosophical Approach; 2.3 Religious Approaches; 3. approach should be understood and used as a method of comparative analysis in accordance with the standards of religious studies, while theological reflection should constitute the hermeneutical frame of motivation and interpretation. }q�hR�'%�R�)%�R�+%�R�-%�R�� � The 2013 edition’s four parts, on Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, appear in this version and are complemented by a new part on Christianity. where the most significant contributions of the phenomenology of religion to the study of religion have been made. In a theological context our subjective experiences and concerns are reflected upon in relation to faith and wisdom traditions that reach for ultimate reality. The Politics of Religious Studies: The Continuing Conflict with Theology in the Academy. 0000005974 00000 n Theology is the critical study of religion. Psychology of religion consists of the application of psychological methods and interpretive frameworks to the diverse contents of religious traditions as well as to both religious and irreligious individuals. 0000001056 00000 n The key difference between religion and theology is that religion is a specific system of belief and/or worship, often involving a code of ethics and philosophy whereas theology is the rational analysis of religious belief.. Zinhle Mamba Maseko. Although the phenomenology of religion emerges as both a major field of study and an extremely influential approach to religion, formulating an essay on this subject poses serious difficulties. 0000010065 00000 n … What Makes and scholars who describe their own religion. Theories about the Origin and Development of Religions ; 5. 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