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Storytracking the Academic Study of Religion

Sam D. Gill

in Storytracking

Published in print April 1998 | ISBN: 9780195115871
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853427 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115871.003.0007
Storytracking the Academic Study of Religion

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This section is devoted on the clarification of the roles of storytracking in the so-called Arrernte examples and in the conceptualization of the theories and methods relevant to the educational reading of religion. The academic study of the collation of convictions regarding the basis, the composition, the structure and the meaning of the universe and human beings intersected with the storylines of the Arrernte as well as the “Numbakulla and the Sacred Pole.” For recapitulation purposes, topics involved are the characterization of religion, the comparative efforts of religious paradigms and the interpretation of write ups in the context of religion. Cited here are the important influences of Mircea Eliade and Jonathan Smith in the development of religion's theoretical background. The former outlines trends throughout the history of faith, while the latter provides an assessment of the standards, procedures and models in the study of religion.

Keywords: storytracking; Arrernte; religion; Mircea Eliade; Jonathan Smith; Numbakulla and the Sacred Pole

Chapter.  15076 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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