Domain: Arts and Social Sciences

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SubDisciplines covered

Abrahamic Religions
Comparative Religion
Indian Religions
Mythology and Folklore
Other Religions
Taoic Religions
 
 
 

Religious Studies is referred to as the intellectual field of multi-disciplinary, secular study of various religious values, behaviors, as well as institutions. It compares, describes interprets, and explains religion by emphasizing the orderly, historically based, and cross-cultural view points. Religious Studies is the examination of the expression of religion in human culture. It explores various human ideas as well as the way religious concepts are expressed in different, rituals, texts and belief systems. It also involves the study of the history of religion as well as about the numerous important religious figures. Theology is an area that tries to comprehend the nature of transcendent or supernatural forces (for example deities), where as religious studies, in contrast, tries to study the religious behavior and beliefs from the exterior of any particular religious perspective.

The term "religion" is derived from the Latin word "religio", which was nominalized from one of the following three verbs: "relegere" (meaning to turn in order to constantly or to observe conscientiously); "religare" (meaning to bind oneself); and "reeligere" (meaning to choose again). An etymological analysis alone does not resolve the indistinctness of defining religion, as each of these three different meanings include points to a different understanding of what religion actually is. However, during the Medieval Period, the word "religious" was used to depict someone who had joined a monastic order (or a "religious").
History
The general study of religion can be dated back to Hecataeus of Miletus (ca. 550BCE - c. 476 BCE) and Herodotus (ca. 484 BCE -425 BCE). However, it was during the Middle Ages that Islamic scholars began to study Persian, , Christian, Indian, Jewish religions. The first history of religion was, written by scholar Muhammad al-Shahrastani and is titled the Treatise on the Religious and Philosophical Sects. Religious Studies was introduced in the nineteenth century when scholarly and historical analysis of the Bible had thrived, and Hindu and Buddhist texts were being translated into European languages for the first time. . In its early years, it was known as the Science of Religion or Comparative Religion. In fact, in the United States of America, there are individuals who know the field as the History of religion even today. Some of the early influential scholars include Friedrich Max Müller, and Cornelius P. Tiele. In modern times, Religious Studies is undertaken by scholars all around the world.
Where to Study
It is recommended for individuals who wish to pursue an education in this discipline to go to one of the following:
  • University of CA, Berkeley
  • University of Chicago
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • Princeton University
  • Yale University
  • Stanford University
  • Dartmouth University
  • Tufts University
  • Brown University
Careers
A person who undertakes religious studies has various career options. Some include:
  • A youth worker
  • An advice worker
  • A social worker
  • A charity officer
  • A newspaper journalist
  • A civil service administrator
  • An archivist
  • A broadcast journalist
  • An editorial assistant
  • A higher education lecturer
  • A further education lecturer
  • A primary school teacher or secondary school teacher

 
 
 

Religion And Society In Central And Eastern Europe

1553-9962
 
Religious Studies
 

Religion And Theology

1023-0807
 
Arts and Social Sciences
Religious Studies
 

Religioni E Società

0394-9397
 
Arts and Social Sciences
Religious Studies
 

Religion In Eastern Europe

1069-4781
 
Arts and Social Sciences
Religious Studies
 

Religion Teacher'S Journal

0034-401X
 
Arts and Social Sciences
Religious Studies
 

Religious Studies And Theology

0829-2922
 
Religious Studies
Arts and Social Sciences
 

Report From The Institute For Philosophy and Public Policy

1067-2478

Pubmed

 
Religious Studies
 

Report (World Congress of Jewish Studies)

2310-7669
 
Religious Studies
 

Rever - Revista De Estudos Da Religiao

1677-1222

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

 
Religious Studies
 

Review And Expositor

2052-9449

High Wire Press

 
Religious Studies
 

Review Of Rabbinic Judaism

1568-4857
 
Religious Studies
Arts and Social Sciences
 

Review Of The Faculty Of Divinity Of Dokuz Eylul University

1303-3344
 
Religious Studies
 

Revista Brasileira De Sementes = Brazilian Seed Journal

0101-3122

Pubmed

 
Life and Biological Sciences
Arts and Social Sciences
Religious Studies
 

Revista Cie?ncias da Religia?o: História e Sociedade

1980-9425

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