What was and what is the study of religion?

Zbigniew Drozdowicz

Abstract


In these remarks I do formulate and argument a general thesis, that the study of religion is, or at least might be as one of the disciplines within human and social sciences also when it tackles the problems examined by other disciplines and when it uses their methods of research. Today we may clearly see, that troubles with holding the standards of science have these researchers of religion, who try to undertake their own way of research. On the other hand, interesting and significant outcomes of research are being gained by those, who (being authentic specialists in explaining various religious questions) know very well what they are doing, what methods they are using and what scores are being won by sociologists, psychologists, ethnologists, historians and philosophers of religion.

Keywords


study of religion; scientic breakthrough; understanding sociology; research traditions; indicators of science

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