Discourse Research and Religion

Discourse Research and Religion
Author: Jay Johnston
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-11-09
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 3110472643

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The discursive study of religion is a growing field that attracts increasing numbers of students and researchers from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds. This volume is the first systematic presentation of the research into religion and discourse. Written by experts from various disciplines, each chapter offers an integrative overview of theory, method, and contextual studies by focusing on a specific approach, interdisciplinary relationship, controversy, or theme in the field. Taking the discursive dimension in the production of knowledge seriously, the book also provides a critical analysis of academic practice and explores new forms of scholarly communication, including open peer-review. The collected volume will appeal to scholars and postgraduate students across a variety of disciplines, including religious studies, history of religion, sociology of religion, discourse studies, cultural studies, and area studies.

Making Religion

Making Religion
Author:
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2016-03-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9004309187

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Making Religion provides a unique overview of theoretical and practical aspects of the discursive study of religion. Leading scholars in the field discuss the opportunities and challenges of discourse analysis and its application in the study of religion.

Religion Discourse and Society

Religion  Discourse  and Society
Author: Marcus Moberg
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-12-31
Genre: Discourse analysis
ISBN: 9780367435752

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This book focuses on the utility and application of discourse theory and discourse analysis in the sociological study of religious change. It presents an outline of what a 'discursive sociology of religion' looks like and brings scholarly attention to the role of language and discourse as a significant component in contemporary processes of religious change. Marcus Moberg addresses the concept of discourse and its main meta-theoretical underpinnings and discusses the relationship between discourse and 'religion' in light of previous research. The chapters explore key notions such as secularism and public religion as well as the ideational and discursive impact of individualism and market society on the contemporary Western religious field. In addition to providing scholars with a thorough understanding and appreciation of the analytic utility of discourse theory and analysis in the sociological study of religious change, the book offers a cohesive and systematized framework for actual empirical analysis.

Analysing Religious Discourse

Analysing Religious Discourse
Author: Stephen Pihlaja
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2021
Genre: Language and languages
ISBN: 9781108799386

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Language plays a key role in religion, framing how people describe spiritual experience and giving structure to religious beliefs and practices. Bringing together work from a team of world-renowned scholars, this volume introduces contemporary research on religious discourse from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. It introduces methods for analysis of a range of different kinds of text and talk, including institutional discourse within organised religions, discourse around spirituality and spiritual experience within religious communities, media discourse about the role of religion and spirituality in society, translations of sacred texts, political discourse, and ritual language. Engaging and easy-to-read, it is accessible to researchers across linguistics, religious studies, and other related disciplines. A comprehensive introduction to all the major research approaches to religious language, it will become a key resource in the emerging inter-disciplinary field of language and religion.

e Religion

e Religion
Author: Anastasia Karaflogka
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2014-12-18
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 131748889X

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Religion has flourished in cyberspace, bringing individuals together, helping to consolidate fringe religions, promoting activism and evangelism, and providing sites for the promotion and examination of specific issues. 'E-Religion' is one of the first systematic scholarly studies of religion on the Web. Providing a clear outline of Web epistemology and theory, the book outlines the key methodologies for the study of e-religions. The book will be invaluable to students of religion, sociology and technology.

Religion Discourse and Society

Religion  Discourse  and Society
Author: Marcus Moberg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-12-31
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1000530469

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This book focuses on the utility and application of discourse theory and discourse analysis in the sociological study of religious change. It presents an outline of what a ‘discursive sociology of religion’ looks like and brings scholarly attention to the role of language and discourse as a significant component in contemporary processes of religious change. Marcus Moberg addresses the concept of discourse and its main meta-theoretical underpinnings and discusses the relationship between discourse and ‘religion’ in light of previous research. The chapters explore key notions such as secularism and public religion as well as the ideational and discursive impact of individualism and market society on the contemporary Western religious field. In addition to providing scholars with a thorough understanding and appreciation of the analytic utility of discourse theory and analysis in the sociological study of religious change, the book offers a cohesive and systematized framework for actual empirical analysis.

Cognitive Linguistics and Religious Language

Cognitive Linguistics and Religious Language
Author: Peter Richardson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2021-03-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1000347923

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This book comprehensively introduces Cognitive Liguistics and applies its tools to religious language. Drawing on authentic samples from a range of faiths, text types, and modes of interactive discourse, the authors accessibly define concepts like embodied cognition, agency, metaphor analysis, and Dynamic Systems Theory; illustrate how they can be used in analyzing religious language; and offer thorough pedagogical material to aid learning and application. Advanced students and scholars of linguistics, discourse analysis, cognitive science, and religious and biblical studies will benefit from this practical guide to understanding and conducting research on religious discourse.

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion

The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion
Author: Steven Engler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2021-11-30
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1000472639

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This substantially revised second edition of The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion remains the only comprehensive survey in English of methods and methodology in the discipline. Designed for non-specialists and upper undergraduate-/graduate-level students, it discusses the range of methods currently available to stimulate interest in unfamiliar methods and enable students and scholars to evaluate methodological issues in research. The Handbook comprises 39 chapters – 21 of which are new, and the rest revised for this edition. A total of 56 contributors from 10 countries cover a broad range of topics divided into three clear parts: • Methodology • Methods • Techniques The first section addresses general methodological issues: including comparison, research design, research ethics, intersectionality, and theorizing/analysis. The second addresses specific methods: including advanced computational methods, autoethnography, computational text analysis, digital ethnography, discourse analysis, experiments, field research, grounded theory, interviewing, reading images, surveys, and videography. The final section addresses specific techniques: including coding, focus groups, photo elicitation, and survey experiments. Each chapter covers practical issues and challenges, theoretical bases, and their use in the study of religion/s, illustrated by case studies. The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion is essential reading for students and researchers in the study of religion/s, as well as for those in related disciplines.

Analysing Religious Discourse

Analysing Religious Discourse
Author: Stephen Pihlaja
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2021-07-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1108876188

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Language plays a key role in religion, framing how people describe spiritual experience and giving structure to religious beliefs and practices. Bringing together work from a team of world-renowned scholars, this volume introduces contemporary research on religious discourse from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. It introduces methods for analysis of a range of different kinds of text and talk, including institutional discourse within organised religions, discourse around spirituality and spiritual experience within religious communities, media discourse about the role of religion and spirituality in society, translations of sacred texts, political discourse, and ritual language. Engaging and easy-to-read, it is accessible to researchers across linguistics, religious studies, and other related disciplines. A comprehensive introduction to all the major research approaches to religious language, it will become a key resource in the emerging inter-disciplinary field of language and religion.

Religion and the Discourse on Modernity

Religion and the Discourse on Modernity
Author: Paul-François Tremlett
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2011-11-03
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1441132368

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The point of departure for this book is the debate about whether religious studies should privilege explanation or understanding. Engaging with contemporary scholarship in the field, Tremlett argues that the study of religions has always involved the conflation of facts and values and indeed has been structured in advance by the value-saturated discourse on disenchanted modernity. He argues that phenomenological and post-modern approaches to religions lack both theoretical and methodological coherence, and in their stead proposes a Marxist approach to religions that is at once empirical and informed by values pertaining to social justice, freedom and autonomy.

Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion

Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion
Author: Vít Šisler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2017-11-28
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1315518317

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Game studies has been an understudied area within the emerging field of digital media and religion. Video games can reflect, reject, or reconfigure traditionally held religious ideas and often serve as sources for the production of religious practices and ideas. This collection of essays presents a broad range of influential methodological approaches that illuminate how and why video games shape the construction of religious beliefs and practices, and also situates such research within the wider discourse on how digital media intersect with the religious worlds of the 21st century. Each chapter discusses a particular method and its theoretical background, summarizes existing research, and provides a practical case study that demonstrates how the method specifically contributes to the wider study of video games and religion. Featuring contributions from leading and emerging scholars of religion and digital gaming, this book will be an invaluable resource for scholars in the areas of digital culture, new media, religious studies, and game studies across a wide range of disciplines.

Religious Discourse in Modern Japan

Religious Discourse in Modern Japan
Author: Jun'ichi Isomae
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2014-06-05
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9004272682

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Religious Discourse in Modern Japan explores the transportation of the Western concept of “religion” in in the modern era; the emergence of discourse on Shinto, philosophy, and Buddhism; and the evolution of the academic discipline of religious studies in Japan.

To the Things Themselves

To the Things Themselves
Author: Arvind Sharma
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2015-08-31
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 3110888440

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Sinceits founding by Jacques Waardenburg in 1971, Religion and Reason has been a leading forum for contributions on theories, theoretical issues and agendas related to the phenomenon and the study of religion. Topics include (among others) category formation, comparison, ethnophilosophy, hermeneutics, methodology, myth, phenomenology, philosophy of science, scientific atheism, structuralism, and theories of religion. From time to time the series publishes volumes that map the state of the art and the history of the discipline.

Religious Discourse Social Cohesion and Conflict

Religious Discourse  Social Cohesion and Conflict
Author: Frans Wijsen
Publsiher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013
Genre: Christianity and other religions
ISBN: 9783034309448

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This book analyses religious identity transformations through inter-religious relations. It aims to highlight the link between religious discourse and social cohesion, or the lack of such a link, and ultimately seeks to contribute to the dominant discourse on Muslim-Christian relations. The book is based on fieldwork in Indonesia and Tanzania, and is timely because of the growing tensions between Muslims and Christians in both countries. Its relevance lies in its fresh look at theories of religion and science. From its establishment as an academic discipline, the phenomenology of religion has dominated religious studies. Its theory of religion is 'realist' (religion is a reality 'in itself') and its view of science is objectivist (scientific knowledge is true if its representation of reality corresponds with reality itself). Based on Discourse Theory, the author argues that religion does not exist 'in itself'. Human practices and artifacts become religious because they are placed in a narrative context by the believers. By using discourse analysis as a research method, the author shows how religious identities in Tanzania and Indonesia are constructed, negotiated and manipulated in order to gain material or symbolic profit.

Religion and Public Discourse in an Age of Transition

Religion and Public Discourse in an Age of Transition
Author: Geoffrey Cameron
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-01-03
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 177112332X

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Technology, tourism, politics, and law have connected human beings around the world more closely than ever before, but this closeness has, paradoxically, given rise to fear, distrust, and misunderstanding between nation-states and religions. In light of the tensions and conflicts that arise from these complex relationships, many search for ways to find peace and understanding through a “global public sphere.” There citizens can deliberate on issues of worldwide concern. Their voices can be heard by institutions able to translate public opinion into public policy that embraces more than simply the interests and ideas of the wealthy and the empowered. Contributors to this volume address various aspects of this challenge within the context of Bahá’í thought and practice, whose goal is to lay the foundations for a new world civilization that harmonizes the spiritual and material aspects of human existence. Bahá’í teachings view religion as a source of enduring insight that can enable humanity to repair and transcend patterns of disunity, to foster justice within the structures of society, and to advance the cause of peace. Accordingly, religion can and ought to play a role in the broader project of creating a pattern of public discourse capable of supporting humanity’s transition to the next stage in its collective development. The essays in this book make novel contributions to the growing literature on post-secularism and on religion and the public sphere. The authors additionally present new areas of inquiry for future research on the Bahá’í faith.

Stereotyping Religion II

Stereotyping Religion II
Author: Brad Stoddard
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2023-05-18
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1350263605

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Building on the success of Stereotyping Religion: Critiquing Clichés, this follow up volume dismantles a further 10 widespread stereotypes and clichés about religion, focusing on clichés that a new generation of students are most familiar with. Each chapter includes: - A description of a particular cliché - Discussion of where it appears in popular culture or popular media - Discussion of where it appears in scholarly literature - A historical contextualization of its use in the past - An analysis of the social or rhetorical work the cliché accomplishes in the present Clichés addressed include: - "Religion and science naturally conflict" - "All religions are against LGBTQ rights" - "Eastern religions are more spiritual than Western religions" - "Religion is personal and not subject to government regulation" - "Religious pluralism gives everyone a voice" Written in an easy and accessible style, Stereotyping Religion II: Critiquing Clichés is suitable for all readers looking to clear away unsophisticated assumptions in preparation for more critical studies.

Discourse in Ritual Studies

Discourse in Ritual Studies
Author: Hans Schilderman
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2007-04-30
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9047429524

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Discourse in Ritual Studies offers an introduction into the study of public worship from the perspective of ritual studies.The contributing authors confront an action-oriented and empirical approach of ritual studies with perennial and normative questions that characterize the study of liturgy.