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Scientific Studies of Religion: Inquiry and Explanation
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Acknowledgements Introduction Part one - Rethinking and Redirecting Classical Resources Chapter 1. Before `The Sacred' Became Theological: Rereading the Durkheimian Legacy Chapter 2. Durkheim's Reconciliation of the Social and the Religious Chapter 3. Sacred Order Chapter 4. World Chapter 5. The Concept of World Habitation: Eliadean Linkages with a New Comparativism Part two - Some New Levels for Cross-Cultural Patterns Chapter 6. Elements of a New Comparativism Chapter 7. Universals Revisited: Human Behaviors and Cultural Variations Chapter 8. Theaters of Worldmaking Behaviors: Panhuman Contexts for Comparative Religion Chapter 9. Comparison in the Study of Religion Part 3 - Responses to Evolutionary Sciences Chapter 10. Connecting with Evolutionary Models: New Patterns in Comparative Religion Chapter 11. Reappraising Durkheim for the Study and Teaching of Religion Chapter 12. The Prestige of the Gods: Evolutionary Continuities in the Formation of Sacred Objects Chapter 13. The History of Religions and Evolutionary Models: Some Reflections on Framing a Mediating Vocabulary Epilogue Notes
William E. Paden is Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Vermont, USA. He was Religion Department Chair for 22 years, and is author of Religious Worlds: The Comparative Study of Religion (1988, 1994) and Interpreting the Sacred: Ways of Viewing Religion (1992, 2003).