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1. Title Title of document 5. Taking Comparativism Two Levels Further and One Step Backwards - Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Anders Petersen; University of Aarhus;
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Jesper Sørensen; Aarhus University; Denmark
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religion; History
4. Subject Keyword(s) comparison; social science methodology; history of religions; cognitive science,;evolution' methodology
6. Description Abstract Time-honoured tradition within the study of religion has taken the comparative endeavour quite seriously, but it has grossly ignored, verging on neglect, to raise questions pertaining to the relationship between similarities in terms of content, function, and socio-cultural segmentation, and cultural evolution. This neglect has been detrimental to the discipline, since key questions located at the macro-level of analysis have not been posed. In this paper we espouse the view that our field cannot do without such questions if we really want to take the comparative endeavour seriously from a historical point of view. We advocate a type of study of religion that strives to pay heed to such questions, while simultaneously pursuing comparativism at the micro-level as well as at the typological level of analysis.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Feb-2016
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.28092
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Contemporary Views on Comparative Religion
16. Language English=en en
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) international,
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