Journal Article

Religious Studies as a Scientific Discipline: The Persistence of a Delusion

Luther H. Martin and Donald Wiebe

in Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Published on behalf of American Academy of Religion

Volume 80, issue 3, pages 587-597
Published in print September 2012 | ISSN: 0002-7189
Published online July 2012 | e-ISSN: 1477-4585 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jaarel/lfs030
Religious Studies as a Scientific Discipline: The Persistence of a Delusion

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We argue that it is delusory to think that “religious studies” has ever achieved, or can achieve, a full emancipation from religious concerns. We support this argument on the basis of the history of the field and our understanding of universal cognitive proclivities that have shaped that history.

Journal Article.  3585 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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