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John R. Hall

In: The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

Chapter 8: History, Methodologies, and the Study of Religion

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History, Methodologies, and the Study of Religion
History, methodologies, and the study of religion

Historical inquiry – arguably the oldest methodology employed in the scholarly study of religion – is today a craft, practiced by the few rather than the many. Nevertheless, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, historical research – and the comparative analysis it inevitably entails – hold signal importance due to ...

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