Do We Need Theory in Religious Studies?

Authors

  • Juhn Y. Ahn University of Toronto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v39i1.007

Keywords:

Premodern Korean Buddhism

Abstract

This article shares the author's research in Korean Buddhism and his approach to the study of history, as he emphasises the continued relevance of seemingly distant (both historically and geographically) topics for the modern world. He exhorts readers to trust in the “messianic potential” of past religions and to consider ways in which the study of historical religions can challenge our preconceptions today.

References

Nightingale, Andrea Wilson 2004 Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy: Theoria in its Cultural Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Published

2010-04-28

How to Cite

Ahn, J. (2010). Do We Need Theory in Religious Studies?. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 39(1), 24–27. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v39i1.007

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