The Insularity of the Study of Ancient Religions and “Religion”

Authors

  • Nickolas P. Roubekas University of Vienna

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.34613

Keywords:

Classics, Ancient History, theorizing about religion, origins, function of religion, the category

Abstract

The article discusses the disciplinary gap between classics, ancient history, and religious studies when studying ancient religions. It addresses the lack of interdisciplinary work and collaboration which stems from a number of factors.

Author Biography

Nickolas P. Roubekas, University of Vienna

Nickolas P. Roubekas is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. Previously he held a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of South Africa as a member of the research project ‘Redescribing Graeco-Roman Antiquity,’ a teaching fellowship at the University of Aberdeen, U.K., and a research fellowship at the North-West University, South Africa. He has published articles and book reviews in various journals and is the author of Αναζητώντας τους Θεούς: Θρησκεία, Μύθος, Ουτοπία στον Ευήμερο τον Μεσσήνιο (Vanias, 2011) and An Ancient Theory of Religion: Euhemerism from Antiquity to the Present (Routledge, 2017). His research focuses on the Graeco-Roman world, method and theory in the study of religion, and the disciplinary intersection of Religious Studies, Classics, and Ancient History.

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Published

2018-09-24

How to Cite

Roubekas, N. (2018). The Insularity of the Study of Ancient Religions and “Religion”. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 47(2), 2–7. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.34613

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