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religion is what your parents say

D. Jason Slone

in Theological Incorrectness

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780195169263
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835256 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195169263.003.0003
 religion is what your parents say

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This chapter evaluates the standard social science model and postmodernist theories and methods for studying religion. It is argued that the theoretical inadequacies of the standard social science model has limited is explanatory power. Scholars’ acceptance of problematic assumptions about knowledge, scholarship, cultures, religion and human behavior from postmodernism has hindered progress in the field.

Keywords: religion; standard social science model; postmodernism

Chapter.  6385 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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