Domain: Arts and Social Sciences

No. of Journals: 744

No of Journals with Feeds: 20

No. of Recent Papers/Articles Today: 14611

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

 
 
 

Al-Qalam: Journal Of Department Of Islamic Studies

2071-8683
 
Arts and Social Sciences
Religious Studies
 

American Furniture

1069-4188
 
Religious Studies
 

American Theological Inquiry

1942-2709

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

 
Religious Studies
 

Amsterdam Studies In Theology

0169-0272
 
Arts and Social Sciences
Religious Studies
 

Anais de Filosofia Cla?ssica

1982-5323

Journals for Free

 
Philosophy
Religious Studies
 

Anais dos Simpósios da ABHR

2237-4132

Journals for Free

 
Philosophy
Religious Studies
 

Analisa: Journal of Social Science and Religion

1410-4350

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

 
Philosophy
Psychology
Religious Studies
 

Analytica: Revista de Filosofia

1414-3004

Journals for Free

 
Philosophy
Religious Studies
 

Andrews University Seminary Student Journal

2376-0621

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

 
Philosophy
Psychology
Religious Studies
 

Anglican and Episcopal History

0896-8039
 
Religious Studies
History
 

Anglican Theological Review

0003-3286

Pubmed

 
Arts and Social Sciences
Religious Studies
 

Annales de Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines

1015-7263

Journals for Free

 
Philosophy
Religious Studies
 

Annales Islamologiques

0570-1716
 
Arts and Social Sciences
Religious Studies
 
 

Volume: 44

Missiology SAGE Journal Online

 
Religious Studies
READ
 
 
 
For support, write to support@knimbus.com
Copyright 2011-2016, Knimbus. All rights reserved.