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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