Flourishing diversity: A response to Markus Davidsen

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    Abstract

    The study of religion exceeds the boundaries of the comparative, or systematic, study of religion in a strict sense. Markus Davidsen considers this a problem. Scholars of religion should unite in order to prevent particularism and protect the discipline against postmodern tendencies. Therefore, a solid foundation is needed. This response argues that in the contemporary context religion itself is dispersed. This situation may bring about the neglect of religion, but it also promotes the study of religion by researchers from various disciplines. This is not the problem that needs to be solved. Scientific progress is achieved by coherent and competing paradigms for research and education. It is this and the popularization of scientific knowledge that deserve our attention.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)271-276
    Number of pages6
    JournalNTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion
    Volume74
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020

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