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    Contested Concepts in the Study of Religion: A Critical Exploration

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    ISBN: 9781350243804
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    AuthorChryssides, George D. (York St John Univ
    Pub Date08/09/2022
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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    This book offers a clear, concise introduction to the meaning of problematic terms, and the ways in which they should legitimately be used. Each entry considers the following:

    - Why is this concept problematic?
    - What are the origins of the concept?
    - How is it used or misused, and by whom?
    - Is it still a legitimate concept in the study of religion and, if so, what are its legitimate uses?
    - Are there other concepts that are preferable when writing on religion?

    Concepts covered include:

    - Belief
    - Religion
    - Magic
    - Secularisation
    - Violence

    This is a jargon-free indispensable resource for students and scholars that encourages the critical use of terms in the study of religion.